Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals: Block Party Provides Habs Stunning Win

April 28th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 2 Washington 1 (Verizon Center)

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Our revels now are ended. Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!" —General Chang (assisted by William Shakespeare)

It was one last game to decide the first round playoff series between "David" and "Goliath." As the two teams stepped onto the ice before the first face-off, they were greeted by loudspeakers blaring "Nothing Else Matters" (by Metallica). Indeed.

Every shift would be a battle.

When time expired, it was the visiting team in white that was battered and bruised. But they had withstood the full arsenal of the most potent offense in the NHL, and came out on top.

Brian Gionta managed a full smile despite a split lip, courtesy of a double forearm by Shaone Morrisonn that went uncalled in the third period. Dominic Moore also had a facial wound that was leaking into his playoff facial hair.

"Blood in the beard. Part of the playoff portrait, isn't it?" asked Moore.

This was a very impressive performance and a record-setting series win by a team with heart, all pulling in the same direction. It was the f ...

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