Canadiens-Penguins, NHL Playoffs: Pens Fold as Habs Advance to Conference Finals

May 13th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Unbelievable. Can you believe it?

Incredibly, unbelievably, unthinkably, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in what was the last game ever at Mellon Arena.

The victory clinched the best-of-seven series for the underdog Habs and sends them to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1993—the year of their last Stanley Cup victory.

The Pens looked nervous and disorganized early in the game as they took bad penalties, missed defensive assignments, and let in bad goals.

The result was a 4-0 Habs lead early in the game.

Despite scoring twice to make it a 4-2 game and having several power-play opportunities, the Pens couldn't complete a comeback and the Habs took the game, 5-2.

The Canadiens got goals from Brian Gionta (2), Michael Cammalleri (his 12th of the playoffs in 14 games), Dominic Moore (he scored in the last Game Seven, too), and Travis Moen. The Pens responded with goals by Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal.

Final Score: Habs 5, Pens 2. Habs win the best-of-seven series, 4-3.



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