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Penguins look to end Canadiens' Cinderella run

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MONTREAL (AP) -In a playoff series where neither team has won consecutive games, the Montreal Canadiens need to begin a two-game streak in Game 6 against Pittsburgh to continue their surprising bid for a 25th Stanley Cup.

And with the Penguins fashioning a huge home win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead, the reigning Cup champions want to take full advantage of their first opportunity to close out the Eastern Conference semifinal Monday night at Bell Centre.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said: "We expect desperation on their part, and we have to make sure that we are prepared to play our best game of the series."

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