For Now, Halak, Habs Have Last Laugh

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When last we saw Montreal Canadiens netminder Jaroslav Halak, the Washington Capitals were lighting him up like the Fourth of July and then making fun of his shaky water-bottle hand.

Which makes you wonder just where the will comes from to turn in a performance like the one Halak delivered Friday as the Canadiens gutted out a 2-1 victory over the Capitals to send their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series to a sixth game Monday in Montreal.

Halak turned aside 37 pucks on the night as the Habs did something they had been unable to do in the first four games of the...

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