It's unlikely that a team that has just upset the two most heavily favoured teams in the Eastern Conference is going to roll over and die.
It just can't happen. It's a bad script for any Cinderella story.
And here are the five reasons the Montreal Canadiens will bounce back against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Once again, it has taken Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin a momentum draining loss to realize that he needs 6'5 Ryan O'Byrne in the lineup.
In the Quarterfinals against Washington, O'Byrne was not in the lineup for Games 1-3 and his presence may have made an impact in that series as the Canadiens won three of the next four games with O'Byrne in the lineup versus a 1-2 record when he was not.
His size is needed against a strong, fast, and hard-hitting Flyers team.
On the flipside, Marc-Andre Bergeron is good for only one thing: playing the point on the power play. And even at times, he looks shaky. If O'Byrne draws into the lineup, look for Bergeron's minutes to be decreased and Benoit Pouliot to be taking a seat in the press box.
That is, unless Martin wants to play the 6'3 Pouliot agains the larger Flyers defense. But with only 2 assists and a -4 rating in 15 games these playoffs, Pouliot's may be in Martin's doghouse as is Sergei Kostitsyn.
Bergeron, however, will be dressed whether or not O'Byrne draws in because of his power play expertise.
Home ice advantage is huge and for some reason not very important in many series. But you know it makes a difference when you play the Canadiens in their home barn.
Especially this far into the playoffs.
The Bell Centre will get its first taste of the Conference Finals since it opened in 1996 when Game Three is played Thursday night. And you know they'll be cheering 21,273 strong.
One of the most difficult places to play in, the Bell Centre faithful may not have a single opponent to boo this round (although they've been known to boo Daniel Briere for not signing in Montreal before) but they will be hard on the Flyers nevertheless.
It's only a matter of time before Mike Cammalleri gets his 13th of the playoffs. It's only a matter of time before the rest of the Canadiens start scoring too.
The only reason Michael Leighton shut the Canadiens out in Game 1 was due to the ineffectiveness of the Canadiens to drive the net. Instead, they drove wide and took weak shots from the outside, never attacking the net and driving hard as the Flyers did with Jaroslav Halak.
But that won't happen forever. The Canadiens, who were so good at scoring on the defending Stanley Cup champion goalie in Marc-Andre Fleury do not face as hard of a task of scoring on Michael Leighton.
That is, if they can beat the defense.
With a speedy pack of forwards (albeit smaller ones), Canadiens such as Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Kostitsyn, and Scott Gomez are overdue for goals and they will be scored in this series.