The Stat Line of the Night – 5/12/10- Montreal Canadiens
So long, Sidney. Shine up those golf clubs, Evgeni Malkin. Take that vacation you’ve always wanted, Billy Guerin. You and the rest of the Penguins can go do whatever you want, including watching the rest of the NHL playoffs from home.
The Montreal Canadiens scored early and often in game 7 against the Pens and they shocked the world with a 5-2 win. Amazingly, they are heading to the Eastern Conference finals. The Canadiens, entered the playoffs with the worst-record of any team in the postseason. Yet they defeated the Presidents’ Trophy winner in the Capitals and now they have defeated the Stanley Cup champion Penguins. They just set the standard for any and all 8th-seeded teams.
Brian Gionta scored the first and last goals of the game, both on the power play. The Habs went up 4-0 early in the second period, but the Pens got goals from Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal to cut the lead to 4-2. Gionta scored with 10 minutes left in the third and the Canadiens were on their way to the series win. Mike Cammalleri scored his 12th playoff goal and 7th in the series, and Jaroslav Halak continued to dominate with 37 saves.
These type of stories are why sports are so great. The Montreal Canadiens have The Stat Line of the Night for 5/12/10.