BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) -When the Montreal Canadiens turned the page on their first century earlier this season, Ken Dryden invited current members of the storied team to write their own history.
"And why not make it great?" the Hall of Fame goalie suggested on the occasion of the Canadiens' 100th anniversary game against Boston on Dec. 4.
Looks like the 2009-10 team took Dryden's advice to heart.
Montreal has stunned the hockey world by reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 17 years. The eighth-seeded Canadiens upset President's Trophy winners Washington and reigning Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh in the first two rounds to go deeper into the playoffs than they have since 1993, when they won their 24th Cup.
They will face the winner of Friday night's Game 7 between Philadelphia and Boston.