For the second game in a row, Jaroslav Halak stood on his head and the Montreal Canadiens avoided elimination, forcing a seventh game in their first round series against the Capitals.
Washington had more shots in the third period than Montreal did in the entire game, but it didn’t matter. Halak’s made 90 saves, allowing only two goals, over the last couple of games. He’s made 13 saves on Alexander Ovechkin alone in that time period.
It’s an incredible state of affairs, one that can’t continue in the long-term, but it doesn’t have to. The Canadiens now have three wins in the series, and just one more will do the trick.