Habs keeping Big Three in check

Updated: May 7, 2010, 12:28 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- We have been saying this for three seasons now: You cannot beat the Pittsburgh Penguins unless you can find a way to control the Big Three.

Well, guess what?

The Montreal Canadiens, the kings of the playoff rope-a-dope, have now turned this Eastern Conference semifinal series into a best-of-three by doing just that.

The Canadiens kept captain Sidney Crosby from scoring for the fourth straight game in this series and denied Evgeni Malkin ...

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