The Cup Baby – Day 17

In Hockey Hits on May 2, 2010 by geespotting

Can the Habs upset another superstar laden team? Here is game one:


(8)  MONTREAL  3  AT  (4)  PITTSBURGH  6.


…Too much Pen power in game one, as Pittsburgh outscored the Canadiens 2-1 in each period, and rolled to the win. Halak was nowhere near the tender he was in those last 3 games against Washington, but, it was the Pittsburgh PP who stole the show, scoring 4 of the 6 goals. The Habs were even with the Pens in only one category: injuries to major players, where each team lost a key member to their club. For the Canadiens, it was Andrei Markov. He was hit by Matt Cooke (clean hit for a change), but, fell awkwardly into the boards, and likely tore some knee ligaments…meaning he is done for the season. Then it was Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal colliding harmlessly with the Canadien’s P.K. Subban, and Staal left immediately. It was revealed that Subban’s skate cut Staal on his foot, and tore a tendon. He is not ruled out for the year, but, highly unlikely that he will return in this series. Before his injury, here is one of the 4 PP goals that Pittsburgh scored, and from Staal too:

STARS 1. Kris Letang, PIT. 2. Alex Goligoski, PIT. 3. Bill Guerin, PIT.

– The other 2 series in round two will start on Saturday.


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