Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keep on keepin' on

This is going to be brief as hell because I'm writing it on my Blackberry.

Cammalleri, Habs force Game 7
You'd think the Penguins would a) Put a body on Mike Cammalleri, and b) duplicate winning performances instead of changing their style of play.

Cammalleri scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 34 easy saves to lead Montreal over Pittsburgh, 4-3, and force a Game 7 in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

The Penguins choose to pepper Halak with shots and not generate traffic despite that being the key to an 0-3 record in the series. When they make life tough on Halak and pick their spots, they're 3-0.

Goals by Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead after Cammalleri opened the game's scoring with his league-best 10th postseason goal. Then the Canadiens scored the next three goals, by Cammalleri, Jaroslav Spacek in his first game back from missing the previous nine, and the eventual winner from Maxim Lapierre.

Bill Guerin tipped Sergei Gonchar's shot late for a meaningless goal.

Flyers not grounded yet
OK, here's where it gets brief.

Simon Gagne scored twice and Michael Leighton stopped 14 shots in relief of injured starter Brian Boucher as Philadelphia staved off elimination again, 4-0 over Boston. The series shifts to Philadelphia with the Bruins leading 3-2.

Ville Leino and Scott Hartnell also scored.

Tuesday prediction
Chicago 5, Vancouver 3

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