Montreal Canadiens Playoff History

montreal canadiens playoff history

Look for Detroit, Ottawa in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

History is on the side of the Red Wings, 4-1 in about a consensus of several Bookmaker Odds-makers. Of 21 trips to the finals, the team has carried the trophy back home 10 times. The Senators, 5-1, have captured the cup only once: 1926-1927.

Detroit reached the NHL best record, 58-16, successful incorporation of an aging core of players and a stellar group of young people. But the Red Wings have from the beginning of round Opponent to discard quickly so that they survive a possible grueling seven-game war, can the final.

Leader Steve Yzerman play, as he did when the team back-to-back Cups won starting in 1996-97.

His 1300 th career point raised in the playoffs it on the second all-time on the team. Experiencing his first championship was the third overall center playoff points. The following year, the longtime Red Wings captain, 40, led Northwest Division with 24 points.

Nicklas Lidstrom, perhaps the top NHL defender, dominates with quick puck movement and shot a dangerous place. At 35, he anchors the defense stingy while helping offensively with 16 goals and 80 points.

Ottawa strength is a balanced lineup of skaters. Forwards Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza opened the season on fire and went further, while defender Wade Redden and Zdeno were Chara masterly.

However, the senators could be vulnerable Goalie Dominik Hasek be, if not plagued by an injury that he has the last few years back.

The 41-year-old has not played since Feb. 15, when he received a Strained muscle in his left groin while the Czech Republic in a 4-1 victory over Germany at the Olympic Winter Games.

The nagging groin injury, which require surgery forced him to miss two seasons before being traded from Detroit, the senators in the summer of 2004.

There are several other clubs, a Opportunity to have the Cup, first presented in 1893, the oldest and only sports trophy passed from player to player wins during the summer after their team.

New Jersey, 6-1, and San Jose, 10-1, have the offense. The Devils won their meet last 11 games of the season to the Atlanta Division of the Eastern Conference. The Sharks finished strong, Center led by Joe Thornton, 26, and winger Jonathan Cheechoo, 25, lands in second place behind Dallas in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

The Stars are a surprising 30-1 despite rank no lower than fifth in several power rankings since March.

The offensive attack, the center of veterans such as Jason Arnott, who won the game winner as New Jersey's second Cup in 2000, achieved victory over powered the stars, has the franchise record for victories in the 1999 season set – 53

Other contenders:

Buffalo Sabres, 8-1, third-best power play sports NHL success. Although not a rookie goalie has been on a Cup-winning team of Patrick was Roy of the Montreal Canadiens in 1986, Ryan Miller is not only inexperienced goalie in the playoffs.

Calgary Flames, 10-1 and won their first Northwest Division 11 years. But can not bear the excellent defense the offensive load.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 10-1, third in the Pacific. Only a handful of players from the year 2003, a team that fell to less than win a championship.

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