Something confuses me as I am looking at the standings. If Montreal loses this game in regulation and NYR win in regulation tomorrow, wouldn't Montreal still be in? NYR will be in 7th with 88 (assuming Boston wins today), Montreal in 8th with 87, and Philly in 9th with 86. So I don't understand how Montreal is not officially clinched yet. Am I missing something?
one of philly or the Rangers must own a tie breaker with Montreal I assume.
Because if Mtl loses and the Rangers or Flyers lose in OT one of them would be tied with Montreal with 87 points.
Something confuses me as I am looking at the standings. If Montreal loses this game in regulation and NYR win in regulation tomorrow, wouldn't Montreal still be in? NYR will be in 7th with 88 (assuming Boston wins today), Montreal in 8th with 87, and Philly in 9th with 86. So I don't understand how Montreal is not officially clinched yet. Am I missing something? If Montreal loses in regulation tonight and either Philly or NYR gain a point tomorrow, Montreal is eliminated?
Both the Flyers and Rangers can make it in if the the Rangers win in overtime and Montreal loses in regulation.
as a habs fan, I am exited about the game tonight ... I love the toronto-mtl drama ... can't wait...
Its nice to see you guys still hold on to something ... knocking us out of the playoffs ... but it also gives the habs a chance to poop on the leafs one last time, and be the final disapointment of a horrible season ... making you guys rage one last time ... priceless.
I hope we win tonight if for no other reason then not having to listen to the Hab fans sing. The only thing worse is listening to Quebec's own Celine Dion. I can just hear the "na na na na" taunts if the game is out of reach. If we can win one this season, I hope this is it.
Hopefully Burke and Wilson try to convince them this is like a play-off game, and will be taking notes as to who shows up and who is looking forward to tomorrow.
Why is that? Two points is two points' is it becuase Philly needs 1 point while the Rangers need two to have that outcome?
Ya. If the Rangers only get one point, they'd be tied with Montreal in points, but with less wins, so Montreal holds the tie-breaker. Philly can get one point and be tied in points, but Philly would have more wins, so they hold the tie-breaker.
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Actually, this game has no bearing on our position in the standings and certainly will play no role in how the lottery plays out.
This game is only significant in the spoiler role or our own pride in defeating the Habs.
Nothing that happens in hockey plays any role in how the lottery plays out. What Bettman ate that morning probably does more than anything.
Seeing as it is rigged, and Edmonton will not get first overall... Toronto is the best case to win it since you give it to an American team in the disguise of having a Canadian team win.... especially the worst offensive team in the league who happens to be American.
honestly, I have felt guilty rooting against you guys for 81 games this season... its nice and sort of therapeutic to be able to cheer for you guys, even if its just for once this season.
Go Leafs Go!!!!
No offense, guys, but the Leafs were hilariously bad to start the year and it was fun to root against them. Since December, though, they've been a much tougher team. They won't really win on raw talent, they grind out wins by never giving up and never giving the other team anything easy.
They remind me of the 07-08 Bruins, so it's going to be cathartic to root for them tonight.
doesn't hurt that it's a game against the Habs, either.