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The Montreal Canadiens Have A Good Chance Of Winning Tonight

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from Travis Yost of TSN,

Breathe, Canadiens fans.

That is the best piece of advice I can give after what’s been a roller coaster of a series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The series is tied two games apiece – that in and of itself is an accomplishment, particularly when you consider the betting markets gave Montreal very little chance. Not only have the Canadiens split the first four games, they’ve been competitive in the process, even outplaying the Golden Knights in their 2-1 overtime loss in Game 4 on Sunday night.

Before the puck dropped on this series, I figured Montreal had a chance to engineer an upset, but it was contingent on three crucial factors. As a refresher:

1. Minimizing the impact of the Golden Knights top line

2. Slowing down Vegas’ lethal forecheck

3.  providing a decisive goaltending advantage

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