Michigan hockey alum Michael Cammalleri's scored two goals for Montreal (less than two minutes apart) in the first period in a must-win for the Canadiens. That puts him up to four goals in the first round, along with four assists, making him the most successful Michigan alum in the playoffs right now
OT - Canadiens vs. Capitals: Cammalleri with 2 goals
Let's go Habs! Great work Cammalleri.
Rooting against the Caps, the team with not one, but TWO Michigan hockey alumni!? Just kidding, Knuble may be playing but Brendan Morrison's scratched again, so hate away.
Meanwhile, former Michigan D Matt Hunwick picked up an assist on Boston's first goal in their game against Buffalo (whom you SHOULD be rooting against, thanks to Ryan Miller) so far. GO former BLUE hockey players!
Holy crap that's a hell of a couple saves on the PK in a row.
I'm really glad they didn't score. That was an absolutely horrendous call by a ref 40 feet away from the play.
has been an absolute beast in this series. Wow. Who would have thought this series would even be close? Hats off to the habs. (Yes that was a hint that Mike should get a hat trick)
There you have it--the power of MGoBlog compels you, Mike C (and Mike K): we demand a hat trick!
Washington is not a playoff team. Their forwards play high in the zone, always looking for chances for odd man breaks. Unfortunately, a disciplined team like Montreal won't give those up very often in the playoffs. Outside of Knuble and Ovechkin, their top six is very soft and get bumped off the puck. Outside of Colorado, their defense is probably the worst collective unit in the playoffs. Mike Green is offensively gifted, but he gets frustrated easily and isn't positionally sound. They rarely block shots, which puts a lot of extra pressure on their goaltender(s) who aren't spectacular to begin with.
The Capitals are the Pittsburgh Penguins of the 90's. Unbelievable top end talent, but ultimately doomed by poor coaching and shoddy defense.
Halak is just standing on his head, and probably on Cammallari's head also.
This game is awesome.
Also 3-2 Boston, about 1/2way through the 3rd. Will we enjoy an early exit for Ryan Miller's Sabres this year?
Montreal just killed a power play...Halak just made about 4 highlight reel saves during it.
Repeat that like 8 times and you've got the entire game story.
Does Halak have any college eligibility left?
washington breaks through 3-1
BOOOOO, there goes the shutout, and it wasn't Knuble that scored the goal, so BOOOOOOOOOO
Also, 4-2 Boston in their game against Buffalo, late in the 3rd
what the hell Nashville? They had Chicago on the ropes, less than a minute away from going home with a 3-2 series lead but no they had to blow that and now they are down in game 6 3-1 looking like they are well on their way to getting eliminated tonight.
So much for that, all of a sudden it's 3-3!
The end of that period was goal goal goal goal. Jesus
Montreal to Washington: OOOOOOOOOOOOO SEEYA
Also, Buffalo makes it 4-3 Boston with a little over a minute left in the game, not that it matters because Boston finished them off
has been eliminated, great series by Boston.
Ryan Miller's just going to have to settle for his medal after that outstanding Olympic performance. Meanwhile, we've still got a few guys with shots at the Cup
I am actually hoping one particular team with two former spartans makes it to the second round.