A look at how the two teams in the
Def. Tampa Bay, 4-0; Def. Boston, 4-3.
Def. Philadelphia, 4-3; Def. Pittsburgh, 4-3
Playoff power play:
Playoff penalty killing: Canadiens 80% (11th); Rangers 82.9% (ninth).
Playoff leading scorers: Canadiens,
Outlook: The Canadiens weren't big scorers during the regular season, but they lead all playoff teams with an average of 3.27 goals per game. Defenseman Subban has been the most dynamic player in the playoffs, a catalyst who makes things happen at both ends of the ice. Montreal is small but pesky and used its speed and grit to confound the
Helene's Elliott's pick: The Canadiens haven't been to the
Game 1: Sat. at Montreal, 10 a.m.
Game 2: at Montreal, TBA
Game 3: at N.Y. Rangers, TBA
Game 4: at N.Y. Rangers, TBA
Game 5*: at Montreal, TBA
Game 6*: at N.Y. Rangers, TBA
Game 7*: at Montreal, TBA