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Lightning’s Lindback to start Game 1 vs. Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39), from Sweden, deflects a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper grudgingly gave up the news.

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A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

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Gionta’s OT goal helps Canadiens beat Rangers 1-0

Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta, foreground, celebrates with teammate David Desharnais (51) after scoring the winning goal against the New York Rangers during overtime of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Montreal. Montreal won 1-0. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Canadiens and Rangers ended their regular seasons with an overtime game settled by a penalty shot.

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Not so Great White North in NHL

For the first time since 1973, there is just one Canadian team in the NHL postseason. The Montreal Canadiens represent the nation’s only hope of ending a 21-year Stanley Cup drought, and that’s a long shot.

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Nabokov earns shutout as Isles top Canadiens 2-0

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) stops Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL (AP) — The New York Islanders had all the energy, and they came out with a victory over the listless Montreal Canadiens.

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