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NHL Divisional Semifinals - Round 1: Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Home Game 1
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The Montreal Canadiens are coming off the worst season in franchise history and missing the playoffs, the Habs led by Carey Price, Andrei Markov, Max Pacioretty, with young gun P.K. Subban and captain Brian Gionta they look to end the streak of missing the playoffs at one. And under the new General Manager Marc Bergevin and new coach Michel Therrien fans are hoping that they can make the playoffs again and be a dominate force like they have been threw their storied history.
The oldest team in not only the NHL but in North America, founded in 1909, being one of the “Original Six” with the record in playoff appearances, 82 and winning the Stanley Cup a record setting 24 times. The Habs on percentage wise since the NHL was founded have won 25% of the championships, making them the most successful franchises in North America. Founded by J. Ambrose O'Brien on December 4th, 1909, where they would finish the season 2-10. In 1910 the team was sold to George Kennedy and the sweaters are changed from blue to red, as they finish second in the standing with a 8-8 record and in 1915 they win their first Stanley Cup. Winning three more cups before the 1940s, where the infamous “Punch Line” was formed, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Toe Blake and Elmer Lach was said to be the most dominant line in hockey history helping them win eight Stanley cups in 17 years including five cups in a row. Adding ten more championships from 1965-1979 ending the ten championships with four straight with Guy Lafleur and later adding Patrick Roy they would go on to win only two more cups. In 1993 they were the first team to reach 3,000 wins in the franchise.
They played at the historic Montreal Forum until 1996 they opened a new arena to play in the Molson Centre, which was changed to the Bell Centre in 2003 where they still play to this day.
Bell Centre 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, QC H4B 5G0 Capacity: 21,273