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Someone scarier than Jason in a hockey mask



Jason Let's be clear about one thing. As far as we know, no goalie in the NHL (or any other league) has actually ever stood on his head. But play along, okay? Montreal's Jaroslav Halak did you-know-what Monday and sent the Montreal-Washington series to a seventh game. The Caps outshot the Canadiens, 54-21, but Halak made 53 saves and Montreal won, 4-1. Red Fisher, the 82-year-old writer for the Montreal Gazette, called it the best playoff performance he has seen by a Habs goalie since Patrick Roy in 1986. But Red added, "Of course, I've only covered the Canadiens for the past 55 years.''

Halak This is now the Caps' worst nightmare. They were heavily favored coming in and had a 3-1 lead in the series. Then they lost Game 5 at home, Halak stole Game 6 and it's now down to one of those anything-can-happen Game 7s. Not exactly what you want when your goalie is struggling and the other team's goalie is ... standing on his head.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:44pm]


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