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The 2021 NHL playoffs are underway, and the Montreal Canadiens face their biggest Canadian rival the Toronto Maple Leafs. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by cohosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo to talk about the first five games of the series. This podcast was recorded the evening of May 27 2021, after the Habs Game Five overtime win.

Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.

First Period (0:00 – 27:31)

– Introductions
– Habs trivia
– Discussion of the first five games of the playoffs
– Game 5 overtime win
– Dominique Ducharme’s decision to put Erik Gustafsson into the lineup
– Are injuries the reason for subpar performances from some Habs veterans
– Carey Price is a playoff performer
– Which Habs could be gone next season
– Analyzing Bergevin’s and Ducharme’s decisions this season

Second Period (27:32 – 40:39)

– Comparing Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon
– Cole Caufield’s play
– Head hit to Gallagher late in Game 5 not called
– Is Bergevin’s job in jeopardy; possible replacements for the general managers
– Discussing the playoff success of the New York Islanders
– Failed coach’s challenge during Game 2; did Marc Bergevin make that call

Third Period (40:40 – 1:02:20)

– Injury to John Tavares during Game 1; intentional or not; upholding “The Code”
– Ryan Poehling required wrist surgery and his future with the Habs
– Discussing other playoff series
– Possible replacements for the head coach
– A couple of interesting tweets from Geoff Molson and J.J. Watt
– Seattle Kraken possible head coaches

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