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Going for three

The Canadiens are ready, keen, and raring to go, heading into game six on Tuesday night. The Lightning are also keen to try and finish things off, but they seem tinged with anger and frustration. Perhaps not surprising, given the events of the last two games, and perhaps also a good sign for the Habs, though time will tell.

So who has the edge? I'm not going to say Montreal, and I'm not going to say Tampa Bay. I am, instead, going to focus quickly on a player. That player is Carey Price. Since winning gold at the Olympics, Price has the following record in elimination games: 7-0-0. His save percentage? Over .970. Should Price be focused, he has the ability, on his own, to steal this game. He hasn't stolen one yet this series, and I said going in he would steal at least one (as he did with game six against Ottawa). 

I'm going with Price to have a monster game tomorrow. Does that mean Montreal wins? Let's see if they can score two, or maybe even three(!). Regardless, it should be a great game, and Subban, Pacioretty and co. will be doing everything they can to support the goaltender who has saved their bacon all year. 

Puck drop at 7. Should be a GREAT game. I can't wait. Enjoy. 

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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.

I've come to Kukla's Korner with four years of campus radio and three years of sportswriting from my time at Mount Allison University on Canada's East coast. Not only do I not have any professional journalistic training, after five years in the corporate world, I've spent much of the past two years completing an MBA. Business by day, hockey by night, I'm a Canadiens fan through and through. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I do writing.

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