: Pre-Game Talk:
Canadiens vs Penguins (Conference Semifinals start Friday 30, 7PM)
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04-29-2010, 01:33 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
I'm going to go ahead and say it:
I am MORE optimistic about the Habs winning this series than I was about them beating Washington.
I realize the Pens are defending champs... but I watched the majority of the first round Pens/Sens series. The Senators, who had some big injuries up front, gave the Pens fits at times in the series. If the Sens were healthy and got a few bounces their way... who knows what could have happened.
After seeing the Habs shut down Ovechkin and Backstrom in the last 3 games, has to lend a bit of confidence to the idea of doing the same to Crosby/Malkin. Crosby is an incredible player, but containing him is not an impossible task. He was a total non-factor in the finals last year.
If our defense and special teams are HALF as good as they were in games 5,6, and 7 than I think we have a real shot.
Oh and there's that Halak guy too.
Either way, it's all gravy from here. Hopefully they use this idea to their advantage and play loose.
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