Montreal Canadiens Upset of Washington Capitals The Biggest One Since 1971?

April 27th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »

Every year the Montreal Canadiens manage to make the playoffs the sacred spirits of Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy are invoked and some poor hapless goalie has the mantle of sainthood thrust upon them and they are expected to deliver a Stanley Cup to the fans of Montreal. 

Dennis Heron, Steve Penney, Jocelyn Thibault, Jose Theodore, Jeff Hackett, Cristobel Huet and even young Carey Price have all been crushed by those unreasonable expectations. Now it's Jaroslav Halak's turn.

Last night, Halak's 53 saves provided a win the likes of which haven't been seen in Montreal since Dryden managed to beat the big bad Bruins back in the 1971 playoffs.  

Back then the Bruins were fresh off of their first cup since 1941. Bobby Orr had the previous playoffs scored his superman goal over St Louis to win the cup. He'd lead the league in scoring that year becoming the only defenseman ever to do it. He won the Art Ross trophy, the Hart trophy, the Conn Smythe trophy and the James Norris trophy. Bobby Orr lead the le ...

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