Those 50-50 splits have permeated the formula of a two-week tug-of-war that is destined to reach its maximum length. Continental hockey buffs will get what they had every right to expect in the form of a Game 7 on Wednesday night.
After Boston bumped Montreal to the brink of elimination with arguably its best effort of the series, the Habs countered with their best performance. Per The Gazette reporter Pat Hickey, first-line forward Max Pacioretty said as much afterward.
Being the definitive seesaw series that it is, this best-of-seven bout has displayed the best and the less-than-ideal of both teams and several individuals. With maximum and matching stakes sitting before both parties, here is what needs to happen to ensure a victorious outcome from each team.