Message for the Pittsburgh Penguins: Time To Hand over the Stanley Cup

May 3rd, 2010 by Adam Rosen Leave a reply »

Can the impossible be done?

Can the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens defeat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins , and advance to the Eastern Conference finals?

Not only can it be done, but the impossible will happen.

Since NHL switched to the current playoff format in 1994 of seeding teams one through eight in a conference format, the No. 8 seed has upset the No. 1 seed nine times. 

That includes the Canadiens' upset of the President's Trophy winner Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL playoffs. 

Of the nine teams able to pull the upset, only the 2006 Edmonton Oilers made it out of the next round, before falling to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals.  The Canadiens can now add themselves to t ...

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