The Canadiens have a season high 4 consecutive wins in a row. The latest coming against Conference leading Buffalo in their own building. In other words, the Habs are streaking. How far can they go?
Tonight chances are good they will win their 5th consecutive game against the bottom feeding Flyers. No guarantees however as the Flyers have already left Montreal with a victory in their pocket earlier this season.
The Canadiens seemed to take the Flyers lightly in that game and they got caught with an embarrassing loss on home ice. The way the Canadiens have played recently suggests that they won’t make that mistake again. They’ve learned what it takes to win game in and game out, beat the best, and are prepared to do it.
Maxim Lapierre was sent back to Hamilton after a very strong performance during his games with the Canadiens. This of course sparked a mini controversy as almost every coaching move or roster change does in Montreal.
Lapierre being sent back was purely business and no reflection of his play. He will be back when the time is right.
The positive side of this is the proven depth the Canadiens have waiting. Guys are praying to get a chance just to play and it translates on the ice. Playing for the Canadiens is a privilege not a right.
Maxim Lapierre waited over a year after getting his first NHL game to get another call, and when he did, he came out flying. He was ready. Aaron Downey is trying to beat up teammates just to get noticed enough, and maybe slide in the starting line up for one game.
There’s a healthy competition going on within the Habs resulting in the best possible team on the ice for every game.
The results speak for themselves.