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  • The Jersey Curse

    The Canadiens are in New Jersey tonight playing for the first time ever at New Jersey’s brand new Prudential Center.

    A new building out of the swamp might be what the Habs need to break out of their New Jersey funk.

    New Jersey (12-10-2) has won its last eight meetings with Montreal (13-8-3) dating to a 3-2 road loss on March 20, 2004. Since that defeat, the Devils have outscored the Canadiens 29-16, including 12-4 in 2006-07 to sweep the four-game season series.

    The Devils have turned it on recently winning 5 straight and Martin Brodeur’s GAA is a 1.40 over that span.

    A big challenge for starter Carey Price who has yet to have the misfortune of starting for the Canadiens in NJ against Martin Brodeur.

    Will he be the remedy to the Jersey curse?

    With the mighty Senators playing so poorly as of late, putting together a few wins now could see the Habs close in on #1 in the Northeast.

  • Toronto’s Crumbling

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are imploding.

    The Leafs have dropped to 14th in the Conference and there’s been rampant speculation that John Ferguson tried to fire Paul Maurice, a move he made no doubt trying to save himself.

    What better time for the Habs to take advantage and get back into the win column?

    Could a Habs win tonight be the one that sends John Ferguson Jr packing?

    Ferguson is on his way out, sooner or later. The only thing to worry about is getting the two points against a vulnerable team and get back to winning.