Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals: Habs Lead Series 1-0

April 15th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
As has been the case throughout most of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens (the underdog in the series) shocked everyone tonight (everyone except all the Habs fans), by besting the Washington Capitals, in overtime, by a score of 3-2.

The Habs victory marked the sixth time in as many games that the winning team beat their opponent by just one goal—the question is, are the one goal games confirmation of the parity that is thought to be within the NHL these days, or simply a case of good luck on the underdogs part?

Personally, I sense it’s a little of both.

The Philadelphia Flyers were outshot by a wide margin on Tuesday night and escaped with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. 

The Pittsburgh Penguins were the victims of poor goaltending on the part of Marc-Andre Fleury, while the San Jose Sharks were...well, the San Jose Sharks!

For their part, I think the Montreal Canadiens were full-value for the win tonight, as they played right into the Capitals strengths (offense) and beat them at their own game.

Tonight’s game between the Caps and Habs was fast-paced with both teams trading offensive chances t ...

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