Nothing has made any sense in these playoffs, so watching the Montreal Canadiens win Game 2 of their series with Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon shouldn't have caused much shock or surprise.
The Habs chased the Penguins around for the final two periods, watching them build up a 30-9 shot advantage in the last 40 minutes, but somehow found a way to win 3-1.
That was one frustrated group of Pens that left the Mellon Arena, heading for Montreal and Game 3 on Tuesday night, where the fans are sure to be beside themselves.
No more so than the black and gold, once Habs' goaltender Jaroslav Halak got through with them.
"We showed a lot of character over the first series [a seven-game upset of Washington in which the Habs were regularly outshot]," Halak told CBC Sports.
"We came back, and even tonight after the first game, they were obviously better than us, their power play was better and tonight we shut them down on their power play.
"It was a key for us because going into the third period short-handed and then we gave them two more power plays, I think it was a big key for us."
The Habs had given up four power-play goals on four chances in a Game 1, 6-3 loss but on Sunday allowed none on three Pittsburgh tries with the man advantage.
Montreal was missing star defender Andrei Markov, out for the season with a suspected knee injury suffered during Game 1, and their approach to this one seemed to be, let's try to get the Penguins to exhaust themselves.
Already leading 2-1 into the third, the Habs survived the assault, waiting for a chance to counterattack.
That came at the 17-minute mark of the final frame when Tomas Plekanec grabbed a turnover in the neutral zone and hit Mike Cammalleri with a lead pass that sent the forward in home free.
Just above the hash marks, he unleashed a laser beam that went right up over the left shoulder of Marc-Andre Fleury and sealed the win.
It was the sniper's second goal of the game.
Any chance the Pens had of coming back disappeared when Craig Adams hit defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron from behind into the boards, earning a five-minute major and game misconduct and a likely call from the NHL head office to discuss it.
A little afternoon magic
Tied 1-1 after one, Montreal conjured up a little magic in the second period — there's no other way to explain how the Habs could have been outshot 18-3 and somehow come out with the only goal of the frame and a 2-1 lead.
Les Habitants went to a power play just over seven minutes into the second and took advantage right away, with a goal that emphasized the athleticism of Cammalleri.
A shot from the point went off the skate of the Pens' Mark Eaton and then off Cammalleri's knee (or he purposefully used his knee to set the play up, depending on your view) to chest high from where the Habs' forward bunted it with his stick into the net.
That seemed to annoy the Penguins, who turned on the juice and began attacking the Montreal goal, building up their frustration as the shot clock at the end of the rink kept counting upwards.
Sidney Crosby was being double-teamed and finally lost his cool, breaking a stick against the Montreal net and unleashing a torrent of verbal abuse against his opponents on his way to the bench.
Pittsburgh's star had just one shot the entire game.
"I think they were a little more aggressive in the neutral zone [today] you know, broke up some plays and took away some rhythm," Crosby told CBC Sports.
"We still had chances around the net, pucks going through the crease. It's a matter of inches, that's what it comes down to, and getting shots away or figuring out ways to get rebounds, things like that.
"That's a pretty small margin there for error and we weren't able to do it here today."