Pittsburgh Penguins-Montreal Canadiens: Habs Mount Comeback, Tie Series

May 6th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 3 Pittsburgh 2 (Bell Centre) The series is tied 2-2.

"Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." — Sir Winston Churchill

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a formidable opponent with names like Crosby, Malkin, Staal, and Gonchar and a huge favorite in this playoff series. The Canadiens are without their best player, Andrei Markov. The Habs had to overcome another obstacle tonight, the referees.

Yet, win two of the next three games, one in Pittsburgh, and the Canadiens are through to the third round of the playoffs. Do we dare think that far ahead? Win only 10 more games, and...

No, wait. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Habs fans have approached this playoff season one game at a time. It's not time to change. But knowing that the ultimate goal is close should serve to motivate players and fans. It doesn't suffice to go no further.

I've been mildly annoyed with Habs fans who seemed satisfied once the team eliminated the ...

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