After the Calgary Flames lost a Game 5 overtime heart-breaker to the Anaheim Ducks this past Sunday, the Montreal Canadiens were Canada’s last chance at snapping this country’s 21-year Stanley Cup drought.
Well, that didn’t happen as Montreal lost 4-1 to the Lightning on Tuesday to exit their second-round series in six games.
The last Canadian NHL team to win the Cup was the 1993 Habs, and it has many wondering how long this drought will last.
The Canadiens had been the best Canadian NHL club all season and a second-round exit is a disappointing conclusion to the season. It now begs the question: What will general manager Marc Bergevin change going forward?