Well of course if we had won our first matchup in montreal first place would be clinched. But considering how the als have won 4 straight since that game it's to their credit that they have the opportunity to wrap it up in their house.
I really wouldn't want to play hamilton in the semi even if it's at home. They've lost 2 years in a row at home in a close game and maybe they're due for their first playoff win since 2001. I'd much rather see them in winnipeg where i could see them pulling the upset. Then in the east final I would expect a better performance than today.