Petry: ‘Hope is definitely alive’ for Habs

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The Montreal Canadiens didn’t just avoid a sweep against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 last night; they crushed the Bolts.

Really, it’s kind of difficult to begrudge them their swagger on Friday morning, either.

Montreal has taken the shot advantage in three straight games, generating a whopping 100-67 edge over Tampa Bay in the past three contests. Bounces don’t always go your way, and until last night, Ben Bishop and a handful of Lightning forwards made the difference earlier in this series.

The Habs defiantly said “not yet” on Thursday, and it’s clear that they aren’t intimidated by this challenge. Either that, or they’re putting on a convincingly brave face.

“Momentum in hockey can change quick,” Michel Therrien noted to the Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno.

For P.K. Subban, it’s simply not time to golf.

Therrien noted that he believes the Canadiens are a tough team to play against, and that the Lightning should expect no less in Game 5 on Saturday. One wouldn’t put it past Montreal to make things a lot more interesting, especially if they aren’t too concerned about this current deficit.

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