2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Game 6: Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens @ Bell Centre
The lives of les Bleu-Blanc-et-Rouge hung on this very game. And this new team with speed and skill is not going to give up so easily.
What is there to say? When the going got tough, the tough got going. Montreal's care in their own end becamse the story of the game again. The defence shut down not only Washington's top guns, but also their secondary scoring and the other lines. And when that got to tough, they were able to help out Halak in net.
And then there was Jaroslav Halak. Halak stopped 53 of 54 shots! If that doesn't tell you how good and close this game was, then I don't know what will! If Halak wasn't having a very stellar night, then this score and series would be different and done.
The roster of 30 found a balance between steady offence, stellar defence, and mind-blasting goaltending and helping out your goalie. I've never seen something so beautiful! (Okay, I probably have, but for the sake of my moment, let me have my moment!)
Now all that the Canadiens have to do now is continue that earth shattering performance on Wednesday night. Canadiens will put an end to the losing streak, will make it to the second round, and will avenge themselves. If they lose, they will lost in grace and style - not with our heads down and ashamed. *cough*last year*cough*
What made me an extremely happy camper was when Maxim Lapierre got his first NHL playoff goal after 16 games! Yup. I was quite happy.
1) Jaroslav Halak
2) Mike Cammalleri
3) Max Lapierre