The Montreal Canadiens are one game away from removing the Pittsburgh Penguins from the 2020 NHL Playoffs. With this in mind, Patrik Bexell and Anton Rasegård convene to discuss Friday night’s thriller. Jeff Petry made his best Sidney Crosby-imitation to score an instant classic, and the team’s young centres just continue to shine with their poise and courage.
Could this team be a threat if they do move on to the next round, and what would it take for the Habs to make a longer playoff run? Will Jonathan Drouin’s goal last night provide the extra confidence he so well needs? We all know what a Drouin at the top of his game could mean for a team in dire need of offensive star power.
With Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi looking increasingly comfortable as Montreal’s future at centre, Max Domi has been demoted to fourth line-duties. Does Domi have a future in Montreal or will he be valuable tradebait come draft day?
While everything is fun and games in Québec on a day like this, Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have looked surprisingly human during these three games. Are Pittsburgh’s marquee players nearing the end of their dominant journey?
Alexander Romanov will join the defensive lineup for next season and players like Cayden Primeau and Cale Fleury have already got a taste of NHL action. Meanwhile, another Canadiens prospect is making headlines in his new environment. The future looks bright if you are a fan of Les Glorieux.
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