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Down goes Crosby: Habs oust Pens, Flyers knot Bruins

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University of Michigan product Mike Cammalleri (second from left) celebrates one of his two goals in Game 7 between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins.
University of Michigan product Mike Cammalleri (second from left) celebrates one of his two goals in Game 7 between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Our beloved Detroit Red Wings may be out of the Stanley Cup hunt, but the NHL playoffs keep giving us new reasons to keep watching.

The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins were finally outed last night by the Montreal Canadiens in a not-so-thrilling Game 7.  Montreal jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never really looked back, even when the Pens cut the lead to 4-2 midway through the second period.

University of Michigan product Mike Cammalleri powered the charge, scoring seven of his 12 playoff goals against the Penguins.  Cammalleri upstaged Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who had dominated his first round series with the Ottawa Senators.

On the other side of the East, things are just as crazy.  The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins for the third straight time last night, tying the series at three games apiece.  The Flyers could end up becoming just the third team to come back from a 3-0 deficit in NHL history if they win on Friday in Game 7.

In the West, things actually went according to plan.  The Chicago Blackhawks destroyed the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 in Game 6 on Tuesday, setting up the West Final with the top seeded San Jose Sharks.

The result of the crazy East could be an 8-seed versus 7-seed Eastern Conference Final, and if Chicago beats San Jose in the West we could see an all-Original Six final.  Try getting that in the NBA.