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NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens Live Stream (Free Online Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens Live Stream NHL

Penguins vs. Canadiens Live Stream: Defending Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Montreal Canadiens tonight for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and I’m sure this will be an exciting match.

The Pens have been rested for a couple of days and that’s a great advantage. They dispatched the Ottawa Senators in six games, while Montreal made history by becoming the first eight seeded team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, eliminating the Washington Capitals with a tense 2-1 decision in Game 7. It is definitely unexpected that the Habs are in the semis while it is no surprise that the Sidney Crosby-led Pens are in this position.

Jaroslav Halak, Montreal’s 24-year-old Slovakian goaltender, had an outstanding first round, stopping 131 of 134 shots in the final three games against Washington. But it wasn’t just him that struck down the Caps. If the Habs can overcome Alex Ovechkin, they certainly have the ability to stop Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

On the other hand, Penguins goalie coach Gilles Meloche doesn’t think Halak’s magic is going to last.

“Could be those three games, could be longer,” he said in a recent interview. “I don’t believe you can keep that up for a period of 10, 15, 20 games — not if you keep giving up the kind of chances they gave up.”

The match kicks-off at 7:00 p.m. ET. Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments section below this post.

UPDATE: The Pens defeated the Canadiens, 6-3, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. You can watch Game 3 HERE.