Canadiens-Flyers: Can Montreal Rebound in Game 2 Against Philadelphia?

May 18th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
We've seen this movie before, no? The one where the Montreal Canadiens come out flat and lose a game, only to rebound triumphantly in the following match.

That's the way the story goes, or at least the way it has gone thus far in the 2010 NHL playoffs for teams.

So why is it then, that the majority of Habs Nation is feeling less confident than at any other point during the playoffs so far?

I mean, the Canadiens were down 3-1 in their first round match-up against the Washington Capitals. Shouldn't that have been more daunting task?

Perhaps it was.

I think what is bothering Habs fans this morning, has more to do with the Canadiens current opponents, than what the Habs themselves are capable of doing.

While both Washington and Pittsburgh presented formidable opposition for the Canadiens, they are both teams whose play is based largely on skill.

Now, both teams also bring a physical edge to their games, but their force majeure is skill and not force.

The Philadelphia Flyers, on the other hand, while extremely deep with talent, have a boatload of size, grit, belligerence, and scoring on all four lines.

Tha ...

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