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Habs complete stunning upset

| April 29, 2010 9:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jaroslav Halak made 41 saves, Marc-Andre Bergeron scored a 4-on-3 goal in the last 30 seconds of the opening period Wednesday night, and the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens held on to beat Washington 2-1 in Game 7, stunning the Capitals by reeling off three consecutive victories.

Dominic Moore made it 2-0 for the Canadiens with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third period, stealing the puck from defenseman Mike Green and beating goalie Semyon Varlamov.

Brooks Laich cut Washington's deficit to a goal by poking home a shot while down on his knees after Alex Ovechkin put the puck on net off a rebound. That made it 2-1 with 2:16 left, and the Capitals kept pushing frantically forward, pulling their goalie for an extra attacker down the stretch.

Montreal moves on to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins in the second round, with Game 1 at Pittsburgh on Friday.

The fourth-seeded Penguins were the only higher-seeded team to win a first-round series in the Eastern Conference.

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