The Canadiens beat Boston for the 7th time out of 8 games this season but failed to clinch a spot despite the two points. The Habs got off to a great start with a goal twenty seconds in and didn’t look back against a amateurish Boston team.
Sheldon Souray got undressed for the second conseutive game. There could be a highlight reel composed solely of players beating Souray 1 on 1 this year. That let the Bruins get closer but the Habs held on and got the important win.
The Leafs won’t die and neither will the Thrashers. 1 more point will do it for the Habs. The interesting story to watch is Tampa and Atlanta battling for that last spot.
Tampa meets the Hurricanes tonight. A Lightning win and the Canadiens are in. A single Lightning point will be enough to eliminate the Leafs. A Lightning loss will really make it interesting.
It’s pretty much guaranteed the Habs will face Ottawa or Carolina.
Pick your poison.