Guys, 2 out of the 3 games lost against New Jersey have been by 1 goal, few bounces and the games could have gone wither way. I expect the Habs to be on fire Tuesday because the season will come down to the last game, so they will capitalize on their chances. I'm not worried at all facing the Devils.
I would sit Kovalev, Koivu, Markov. We cant be 6th and i dont see the difference between 7th or 8th.
OK -- Playing devil's advocate here. Don't forget that the Rangers and Flyers want MON to beat NJ cuz they are still in the running for the division and the 3rd seed. Don't think they would like it if you rested players cuz the game doesnt mean anything to you.
How bout an alternate scenario? ATL wins tonight against WAS, and Tues night FLA decides to rest Jokkinen, Luongo, and others, just about guaranteeing the 2nd win that ATL needs. I don't think you would be happy if they did that. It wouldnt matter to FLA.