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Bounces Deciding The Eastern Conference Final

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

So now Montreal is on the brink. The Canadiens have played two elimination games this season, against Boston, and one that might as well have been one, in Game 3 of this series. They won them all, and have shown a remarkable resilience. They will play Game 5 at home, and they dominated Game 2 there, if without the desired result. Montreal, the little team that could, can’t afford to lose again.

“It’s not over yet. A lot of hockey yet to be played,” said Subban. “That’s playoffs. That’s playoff hockey. That’s all it takes is one bounce, it’s one inch, you know? That’s the difference in a game. I’ve been down 3-1 in a series before and the tide can turn real quick. We’re prepared to go home and play a good game.”

“By no means are we counting ourselves out,” said Montreal’s Brian Gionta, who was a quarter-second slow on a first-period chance on the doorstep. “It’s a tough loss, a bitter loss, but at the end of the day we’re still in this series. I still like our chances with two games at home.”

“It’s going to come down to some bounces,” said Lundqvist.

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