2010 NHL Playoffs: Jaroslav Halak Stars in Montreal Canadiens Win

May 3rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
So how do you feel about yesterday's game, Habs addicts? Sleepy enough for you?

During a hockey game where the pace was that of molasses slow-dripping out of a jar, the Montreal Canadiens managed to stifle and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, to tie their second-round series at a game apiece.

More importantly, with the win, the Habs have stolen home-ice advantage from the Pens, as the series now shifts to Montreal where the frenzied Bell Centre crowd awaits.

As much as yesterday's game was dull, it was precisely the type of game that the Canadiens wanted to play against the more skilled Penguins.

The Canadiens clogged the neutral zone, generally kept the Pens to the outside, shut down their power play—then Pens went 0-for-3 for the game—and netminder Jaroslav Halak shone to earn the Canadiens the win.

The Penguins frustration was evident, as Crosby threw his broken stick, and Craig Adams was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for hitting Marc-Andre Bergeron from behind with less than four minutes left to play.

Adams will undoubtedly have a date with the NHL's discipline office, and I wo ...

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