Backstrom actually played very good, but your right Semin did disappear. Even though he had 14 in 14. He had like 10 points against the Rags, and then there were reports he broke his foot before the Pens series, and he was pretty much invisible.I was going to say something like if Backstrom and Semin disappear again then there's a chance, but looking at last year's stats I can see that Backstrom had 15, Semin 14 in 14 games...
I don't know why but it felt like Semin disappeared last year when it really mattered.
All this being said I don't think Halak is even going to come close to beating the Caps.
Ovi was indeed a non-factor... he looks hurt, he's lacking that burst of speed he normally shows. But kudos to Spacek, he was awesome (and Mcguire's MONSTER).If the Habs can play like they did tonight for the rest of the series, the have a chance to beat Washington.
They were all over Ovi and kept him from being a factor.