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Each team has certain factors that they need to advance.
In the case of the Canucks, they need a monumental comeback being down 3-0 in their series. Winning four straight games will not be easy against the San Jose Sharks.
The Canadiens need to find some goaltending and some fire in some way or another. The Habs have given up 11 goals in three games, including four third-period goals in a blowout loss to the Sens in Game 3. If the Habs don't get goaltending, they won't win. Simple as that.
The Canadiens also cannot give up goals to no-name players like Jean-Gabriel Pageau. Pageau had four points in nine regular season games and had not factored on the score sheet until he registered a hat trick in Game 3. The Canadiens need to make Ottawa's "best" players beat them.
The Senators just need to get decent goaltending to contend. Craig Anderson has been fairly good all season long, with success transferring over to the postseason. His numbers are 2-1 record with a 94.9 save percentage and a 2.01 GAA.
The Sens also need Erik Karlsson to continue leading their offense. Karlsson comes back just in time for a Senators offense that was on life support for much of the regular season, just 26th in the NHL regular season with 2.33 goals per game. If the Sens get goals, they're golden.
The Leafs need their big guns to step up, but they also need Kadri to find his offensive prowess that he showed all season with 44 points in 48 regular season games. If the Leafs can get some mediocre goaltending, they should be in a good position to move to the next round.
All stats via NHL.com
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