The Canadiens put the fourth nail in the coffin of Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. It really was a dominant series where the Habs truly did look like the better team and it is hard to argue that they didn’t deserve to win any of those games. Carey Price didn’t even have to be extraordinary posting only a .904 save percentage, but a solid 2.33 GAA. Don’t get me wrong Price did everything that was expected of him and played extremely well apart from maybe a few goals in the first game of the series, but he wasn’t called upon a ton, which bodes well for the Habs moving forward. Habs fans shouldn’t be getting too excited just yet though. The Lightning aren’t one of the elite in the Eastern Conference and every series from here on in will be much more difficult.
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The Rangers won a tight one over the Capitals on Saturday night to set up the New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers Eastern Conference Finals. The two teams will have the luxury of heading home after both home and away games in this series because the drive is only about 25 minutes from the Madison Square Garden to the Prudential Center. This should bode well for whichever team does make the finals, although in the West it is two teams from the same division (Pacific) that are also battling it out. The Rangers have home ice advantage in this series, although both teams were great on the road in the regular season (each winning 24 road games) so I don’t expect much of a home ice advantage in this series but rather a long tight checking series that could go either way.
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