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2 hrs ago | CJAD
Playoff fever is setting in for Montreal Canadiens fans. The first game of their best of seven first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning starts at 7 p.m. tonight in Florida.
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Your open thread and links for the day, including everything you need to know before game one of the 2014 NHL playoffs.
The Lightning and Canadiens finished 2nd and 3rd in the new Atlantic Division this season, and will meet for only the second time in the post-season, after Tampa Bay swept Montreal in the second round 10 years ago on their way to a Stanley Cup championship.
Hockey is a religion in Montreal, with the Canadiens enduring intense scrutiny and pressure.
With the regular season concluding over the weekend, eight teams from both the Eastern and Western conferences are ready for the next part of their season and the best part of the year for their fans: The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Tyler Johnson, pictured, is one of four 20-goal scorers for the Lightning this season.
Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Thomas Vanek celebrate a goal in this March 29, 2014 photo.
Feb 1, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer collide during the over time period at Bell Centre.
Someone working at Canadian Tire in Ottawa, took advantage of their position in staging a display to take a shot at the Toronto Maple Leafs .
Mar 1, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson is checked into the boards by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi during the first period at Bell Centre.
There has been speculation that big Swedish forward Jacob de la Rose would sign with the Canadiens since he was spotted in Marc Bergevin's luxury box at the Bell Centre, then working out with the team's trainers in Brossard, and as it turns out, it was justified .
When the Montreal Canadiens signed veteran Daniel Briere last summer, they hoped he would bring some of his playoff scoring magic.
June 5, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks at the press conference to introduce new head coach Michel Therrien at the Bell Sports Complex.
Apr 4, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson deflects a shot from Montreal Canadiens center lars Eller in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Brandon Prust and Lars Eller both attended practice on Monday as the Montreal Canadiens tuned up for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Montreal Canadiens will be on the ice in one of three first-round series as the NHL playoffs kick off Wednesday.
The skinny: Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot in overtime, leading the Habs to a dramatic 1-0 win over the New York Rangers Saturday night at the Bell Centre.