Montreal Canadiens Cinderella Run Will Be Ended By the Philadelphia Flyers

May 19th, 2010 by Mike Schwartzer Leave a reply »
After only two games into the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cinderella run by the Montreal Canadiens is as good as over.  After dropping the first two games of the series to the Flyers, the pressure is mounting on the Canadiens who were able to upset the NHL’s top team, the Capitals, and the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, earlier in these playoffs. 

With the way this team has performed in Philadelphia these past two games, don’t expect the Canadiens to pull off a run like they did against the Capitals after going down 3-1 and eventually pulling off three straight wins to take the first round series.  During both games against the Flyers, the Canadiens have come out flat and have been unable to recover. The goal scored by Ville Leino in the third period of Game Two is a perfect example. Halak made a lethargic attempt at blocking Leinos shot, coming from a terrible shooting angle, which then boomeranged off Halak's glove into the net to give Philadelphia a 3-0 lead. 

This Montreal team surprised Washington and Pittsburgh and both defeated teams overlooked their strength and talent, with Mike Camm ...

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