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Cinderella Habs facing tougher test

Updated: May 1, 2010, 12:22 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- History tells us it would be foolish to pronounce a winner or loser after one game of an NHL playoff series.

Yet, after the Pittsburgh Penguins easily handled the Cinderella Montreal Canadiens by a 6-3 count to open their Eastern Conference semifinals series Friday night, there was the definite smell of pumpkin in the air. And we swore we saw some mice running around the media area, although at aging Mellon Arena, that might not be all that unusual.

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