The regular season comes to a close tonight as the Canadiens face the Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada. While the Leafs etechnically have ‘nothing to play for’, we certainly the difference. Leafs Nation would like nothing more than to take one last shot at their rivals before the post season begins and the Leafs take their annual summer vacation plans. Ok, that was a cheapshot.
The reality is that the Canadiens who do not need to win this game to make the playoffs, would still like to finish strong with a victory in Toronto, both for pride, and in order to gain the 6th ranking in case a lower ranked team pulls off an upset – you never know.
There isn’t much more to add – the real season begins shorly, and just like the pre-season, this game has more of a psychological meaning.
Go Habs Go!!!