The Montreal Canadiens just did something unprecedented in the history of the modern NHL playoffs (all right, so that only goes back to when the current format was adopted in 1994). The last team to make the playoffs this season, Les Habitants made an amazing run through the defending Stanley Cup champions and the current holders of the Presidents Trophy, not to mention perhaps the three best players in the sport in Alex Ovechkin, Sideny Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, en route to the Eastern Conference finals. Even Penguins fans could offer only praise.

It's a feat to last a lifetime. ... Or 48 hours, depending on what the Philadelphia Flyers do in Boston when the pucks drops Friday in Game 7 against the Bruins. As stunning as the Canadiens run is, would it be more surprising than the Flyers completing a comeback from a 3-0 deficit against the Bruins?

Gerry (San Francisco, CA)

Pierre, how great will it be for the NHL to have a Boston vs Montreal Eastern Conference Final, considering the rivalry they have?

Pierre LeBrun
Pierre LeBrun

That would be terrific given all the history.... An Original Six clash for the Eastern title? Beauty. Full transcript | LeBrun's blog

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