We were able to outplay the pens for 40 mins, then things got rough in the first 10mins of the 3rd. Boston is at home and they are rested while we are not. One could say their overwhelmingly a favorite for this game, but yet they've lost 3 out of their last 5 games... I say we take this one.
This is a must win game for the Habs. We are currently in 4. Montreal | 32gp | 45pts
Pittsburgh | 34gp | 52pts | x1
Boston | 31gp | 45pts | x2 (including tonight)
Ottawa | 33gp | 42pts | no more games against them
Toronto | 34gp | 40pts | x2
Habs need to keep that 5 point gap between the Sens and the Leafs so they can focus on getting in 1st, 2nd or 4th. Realistically if the Habs beat the Broons tonight and the next time they play them there is a good chance they end up in 1st/2nd.
Definitely going to be a tough one. How in hell are we playing back-to-back against the two favorites in the East 2 times in a season is just beyond me. After that, they'll be saying we have a nice, easy schedule. *sigh*. Can someone tell them ever since they started playing games on a regular basis like any other team in the league, their record has been very ordinary?
No Chris Kelly or McQuaid on the Bruins means we'll have an advantage on the PP. We must concretize on those opportunities.