Claude Julien has his sights trained on a long playoff run starting tonight. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Good morning from TD Banknorth Garden, where we're getting ready to drop the puck on Game 1.
Some tidbits from the game notes:
* The Canadiens will be without No. 1 defenseman Andrei Markov. Andrew Ference is expected to miss tonight's game.
* Montreal has 27 players on its active playoff roster. Boston has 23 active players.
* Montreal had the 11th-best power play during the regular season (19.3 percent) and the 11th-best penalty kill (82.4 percent).
* Kevin Pollock and Dennis LaRue will be the referees. Pierre Racicot and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.