Habs need to conjure more magic

Odds look to be against team that has fashioned plenty of surprises this season

Updated: May 20, 2014, 4:31 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Can the Montreal Canadiens dig down deep again?

The Habs paid a mental and physical toll while upsetting the Boston Bruins -- the best team in the Eastern Conference -- in the second round. You have to wonder whether there is anything left in that tank to erase a 2-0 series deficit against the New York Rangers in the conference finals.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said that, although the effects of the Bruins series perhaps explain the Game 1 loss to the Rangers, not so for Game ...

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