The Habs surprised many by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the next playoff round. Episode 70 of the HabsWorld podcast discusses that series and the upcoming matchup against the Flyers. Host Norm Szcyrek along with co-hosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo had much to discuss among these topics:
0:00 – 7:16 Intro, Habs trivia, initial thoughts of Montreal defeating Pittsburgh, consequences of the Habs winning the qualifying round
7:17 – 11:19 Improved play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Suzuki, Nick further discussion of the Penguins series
11:20 – 15:08 Do the Habs have a new ‘Big Three’ on the blueline, further draft lottery discussions
15:09 – 22:49 Discussion on the series against the Flyers, breaking it down by goaltending, defence, forwards, and coaching
22:50 – 28:30 Predictions for the Philadelphia vs Montreal series; could there be another Kotkaniemi-Robert Hagg title match; will officiating be a factor?
28:31 – 49:48 Around the NHL: Discussions on other qualifier rounds completed and early predictions on the next round, free agency discussions, a little more talk about the Canadiens, and much more.
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