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  • Habs / Bruins: Game 6

    Game 6…

    Not many anticipated the series would go this far. The Canadiens themselves seemed to believe that. Now the Bruins who have outworked and outplayed the Habs have a chance to even up the series on home ice.

    The Habs still hold the 3-2 lead and the chance to end it tonight. Hopefully ‘the message’ was received by now and the Habs come out ready to win.

    Saku Koivu may or may not dress. You have to believe he will, if nothing else just to shake things up. Provide some veteran leadership and maybe stir up the stagnant powerplay.

    If the Habs close it out tonight, this can all be looked back on as valuable learning experience to carry on to the next round. If they don’t, all bets are off for a game 7 against a confident and hungry Bruins team.

  • Habs / Bruins: Game 5

    The Bruins have played as good as they possibly can and still find themselves down 3-1 in the series.

    On the verge of elimination.

    The Habs have not yet played their best and are just one game away from advancing to the second round.

    91% of teams leading 3-1 end up winning the series.

    The Habs and Bruins being involved in one of those few upsets. The 7th seed Canadiens came back from a 3-1 Bruins series lead to advance to the second round in 2004.

    Some more offensive production from the regular season’s highest scoring team would be a welcome sign. As well as a more efficient powerplay.

    With Carey Price leading the NHL Playoffs in Save Percentage and G.A.A, some more offense from the Canadiens should be enough to get it done in 5.

    Mark Streit will rest an injured hip and Michael Ryder returns to the lineup.