Who’s Luckier, the Montreal Canadiens or Philadelphia Flyers?

May 15th, 2010 by Ryan Popilchak Leave a reply »
We’ve just hit my favorite part of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the conference finals.  We’re down to only four deserving teams and it’s now possible to watch every game left without ending up in a divorce. 

The real question, as always, is who will win.  Here is my Eastern Conference prediction, and I’ll try to post my preview for the West in the next 24 hours.


Montreal vs Philadelphia

This has to be the most karma-laden series to be played in a long, long time.  Either Lady Luck has decided to entertain two partners, or one of these teams is about to melt down Dennis Green style.

The Flyers have not only come back from being down 3-0, but they staged a phenomenal comeback in Game 7 when down by three goals.  That’s the first 0-3 comeback since the ’75 Islanders and deserves a ton of praise.

The Canadiens have been out-shot, out-chanced, out-Corsi’d and out-Fenwick’d all postseason and yet have ridden a hot goaltender and two hot scorers past the two best teams in the conference.  Just take a peak at my thoughts on the Caps-Habs ...

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