Holy crap the last two minutes of that game were intense! Nicklas Backstrom made an amazing play to prevent the Habs from scoring an empty net goal, but the Capitals just couldn't pound the puck into the net despite having a powerplay for the last few minutes.
Alexander Semin, who had 40 goals and 80+ points during the regular season, had one assist in this series. That's it. Can you say goat?
Can there be multiple goats? Mike Green ignored the puck trying to hit a guy and allowed Dominic Moore to walk in and score the eventual game winner with less than four minutes left. Also, Alexander Ovechkin, who some consider the best player in the league, finished the game with one assist.
This is a happy day.
Now, the Habs come to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins in the next round. I'm not worried. Yes, Jaroslav Halak was ridiculous for the past three games with like 130 saves on 133 shots; however, the Pens actually put traffic in front of the net. They also crash the net much harder than the Caps. As long as they don't get caught up taking tons of outside shots, the Pens will be able to solve Halak.
I love playoff hockey!
Bob Seger - Turn the Page