– Montreal Canadiens
president Pierre Boivin and Philadelphia Flyers
head coach Peter Laviolette
are today's guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman
on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET.
Wednesday's decisive win over the defending Stanley Cup champions in Pittsburgh brings the Canadiens Game 7 record to a perfect 2-0 this post-season. The Canadiens made history in the Conference quarterfinals by becoming the first #8 seed to win a playoff series in which it trailed three games to one, taking down the top-ranked Washington Capitals
in a seven-game thriller.
The Flyers will attempt to complete the monumental comeback that has been achieved just twice in NHL history -- to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs
overcame an 0-3 deficit to defeat the Detroit Red Wings
in the 1942 Stanley Cup Final and the New York Islanders
did the same against the Pittsburgh Penguins
in a 1975 quarter-final series.
Montreal will play either the Boston Bruins
or Philadelphia Flyers
in the Eastern Conference Final slated to begin this weekend.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman
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