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Two hours to puck drop…

Depending on the outcome tonight, it could be the first time since 1979 since the Leafs and Habs...well, you know. So what's going to happen? Well, it sounds as if Peter Budaj is starting, and I suspect the Habs will rest a few veterans. If I was in charge, I'd sit Prust, Markov, and if he's still hurting, Michael Ryder. If I were the Leafs, I'd be declaring all out war, trying to establish a major physical and psychological advantage over my likely first round opponent. Should the Habs win, and the Bruins lose in regulation, the possibilities are all over the map. 

There's a lot on the line. Flanders is in net. The Canadiens are coming off a recent Leafs drubbing.

It's 16 degrees, and it's playoff time. Time to hit the Beer Store. 

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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.

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