We’re really getting down to the nitty gritty now. By next Saturday we will know all we need to know about our playoff position/ possible first round opponent. Our win last night, courtesy of Jaroslav Halak, has elevated us into 6th place with a two point lead on Boston and Philadelphia with Boston holding 1 game in hand. The Bruins face the Laffs tonight, and then Washington on Monday. How they fare in those two matches will tell us much of what we need to know. The all-of-a-sudden resurgent 9th place Rangers are making a late push with 80 points after 77 games, although we are relatively safe from them with a four point cushion and only 4 games left. The could make it exciting for the Flyers however who hold a 2 point advantage with an extra game played.
If the Playoffs were to start today we would meet the New Jersey Devils in the first round. Is that a good thing? Who knows. All you can do as a hockey team in our position is try to enter the playoffs on a good streak. That starts tonight. Buffalo is trying to lock up their division title. Here is hoping that we somehow can muster a good third period, if only because its been a while.
Go Habs Go!!!