1993 All Over Again Turning Into 1983 Deja Vu?
Michael Leighton, a journeyman goaltender that’s been passed around the NHL and AHL like a used copy of Led Zeppelin I, pulled off the near unthinkable. The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender has pulled off back-to-back shutouts earlier this week, in the Eastern Conference Final.
For the Montreal Canadiens, it’s only happened to them five times, during the playoffs, in their 100 year history.
The most recent was in April of 1983, during the best-of-five Adams Division semi-final, at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. The pair of whitewashes led to the end of an unpleasant era in Canadiens management.