Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals: Halak Leads Habs to Win Forcing Game Six

April 24th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Habs win, Habs win!

OK, now that I got that out of the way, let me get to the nitty-gritty. Yes, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Washington last night.

And yes, the game seemed to follow the same script as three out of the five games so far: the Habs came out with fire in their eyes and took an early lead. The Caps scored to bring the Caps back into it and pressed for the tie in the third.

This time, however, it was not to be for the Capitals, as the Habs' goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, stood on his head and kept the Caps off of the board.

The Capitals received a goal from Alexander Ovechkin (5), and the Habs responded with goals by Michael Cammalleri (3) and Travis Moen (1).

Final Score: Habs 2 - Caps 1. The Caps lead the series 3 - 2.

On to the game notes.

1. Halak, Halak, he's our man

As porous as Jaroslav Halak was during Game Two and Three—he let in nine goals over 88 minutes of play, on 50 shots against for an .820 save percentage—he was a beacon of strength last night versus the Caps.

From the drop of the puck, Halak made save a ...

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