Mike Cammalleri Powers Montreal Canadiens Playoff Push

May 10th, 2010 by Matt Eichel Leave a reply »
If you had any doubts about Bob Gainey's offseason re-workings of the Montreal Canadiens, then you may want to think about why.

If the additions of the likes of Hal Gill, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, Travis Moen, and Jaroslav Spacek haven't boosted the Canadiens to a Cinderella playoff run so far in the 2010 playoffs, then the after burner boost comes from 5'9" Mike Cammalleri.

Through 13 games in these playoffs, Cammalleri leads the Habs with 11 goals.  He is the first Hab to score 11 or more goals since Vincent Damphousse did in 1993.

And we all remember what happened in 1993, right?

Criticized for only being a 39-goal scorer in Calgary last season due to playing with a superstar in Jarome Iginla, Cammalleri has shaken off the critics of his play and has blossomed into a beloved Canadien.

And why not?

Prior to Monday night's Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against Pittsburgh, Cammalleri was sitting on the Habs bench visualizing the game.

Visualizing his spot.

Visualizing the puck on his stick.

And then visualizing it in the back of the net.

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