Archive for April, 2010
The Montreal Canadiens have done the improbable. In defeating the Washington Capitals, the Montreal Canadiens not only advanced to round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they have become the first team to come back from a 3-1 defecit against the President Cup winners and steal a victory.
Game 7 of the series saw Montreal jump out to a 1-0 lead after the first period. The Habs played with heart in the second period, silencing the Capitals big line and then in the third period, the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead late into the 3rd period.
The Washington Capitals scored with a little over 2 minutes remaining to pull within a goal and with a late powerplay with only 1:44 left, Washington was unable to score.
The Canadiens move on to face the Penguins in round 2.
Another Newfoundland hockey season is over and our many great local players have hung up their skates for the season.
One can’t forget some of the great highs and lows that this sport has brought the fans such as the Clarenville Caribous winning the provincial title – the Herder Memorial Trophy and the Juan Strickland saga.
This isn’t the end of hockey though with the NHL playoffs in full swing.
Stay tuned, there are more great things left to come here on Newfoundland Hockey Talk as well.
The Clarenville Caribous have repeated as the Herder Memorial Champions for 2009-2010.
In a series that saw some great hockey, the Caribous managed to defeat the Conception Bay Cee Bees in the series 4-1 enroute to their second Herder championship.
Congratulations to the Clarenville Caribous.