One thing is sure -- if the 'Canes don't play better than against the Habs they're going to get mushed.
They played a 7th seed missing their captain and top center, and they won 4 games by one goal, and their goalie had to steal at least two games for them. The Devils are healthy, rested, hot and more experienced than the Habs.
I think looking at the goal highlights for the teams' previous series will illustrate.
Devils will lose first game then win next 4. Jersey will be rusty in the first game. Lousy refs, did you see that cheap call for tripping Williams. The Jersey defender barely touched his skate and he falls but they can't see Williams almost taking Saku's eye out.
you can say whatever you want but the Canadiens never got beat up by the Hurricanes like the Devils are getting beat up now. Our friends on 110 that want to trade Markov and Souray and Koivu and Kovalev and whoever, perhaps they should look at the game today and think maybe hey Canadiens are not as bad as we think.