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Short celebration: Habs must shift focus to Pens

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -Goodbye, Alex Ovechkin. Hello, Sidney Crosby.

In the NHL playoffs, celebrations sometimes don't last much longer than a rookie forward's shift on the ice. The Montreal Canadiens realized that minutes after upsetting Washington 2-1 in Game 7 of their first-round series on Wednesday, when they learned they'd be playing the Pittsburgh Penguins less than 48 hours later.

What a reward for upsetting the team that was supposed to win the Stanley Cup: a quick turnaround before playing the team that won the Stanley Cup last season.

The Canadiens' reaction? We weren't supposed to win the opening round, we won't be favored to win this round. So drop the puck already.

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