It feels good to even type that. Game 7. Habs fans are still riding high on the emotional win from Monday night. An opportunity to watch a game that we may just recall years from now in the same manner we remember other great performances though our history. Lets hope that the energy hasn’t left our squad without the jump they will no doubt need to win the final game of this series. While most people have noted that even without a series win Habs fans are impressed with their squad. But make no mistake. This is Montreal. These are the Canadiens. We want to beat every opponent that we face. We’re not happy unless we’re the Champions and so we must turn our attention from the incredible win just 48 hours old and focus our attention on the task at hand. Washington will be trying to out-do the 54 shot barrage that Halak faced Monday night. They will be as physical as they can be, and they will try to do all that they have done in the regular season to ensure that Montreal does not finish the unlikely comeback – one which Jose Theodore mustered against the Bruins so many years ago.
While this game is scary to Habs fans, it is more imposing on the Caps. We need to pressure them. Force them to play defense which will be made that much harder to do without Tom Poti. We’ve seen it for most of this series, and it all comes down to 60 minutes.
Go Habs Go!