There is a reasonable chance that by this time tomorrow the Canadiens are 1st overall in the Eastern Conference.
Just writing that feels a little strange.
Depending what happens between Ottawa and Florida tonight combined with a Canadiens victory over Toronto, the Habs could tie or pass the Senators for 1st overall.
On paper the Canadiens should destroy the bottom dwelling joke of the Eastern Conference who were embarrassed by the Panthers to the tune of 8-0 two nights ago.
However, Leafs and Habs games never go down as they appear on paper.
Carey Price gets his first start in goal since returning, the first major difference. How he’ll play is anyone’s guess, but his 3-0 record against the Leafs this season should at least have him in the right frame of mind.
Anything but a decisive victory tonight would be a major disappointment and you’d expect everyone on the team is fully aware of the situation.
All of this leads up to another showdown between Montreal and Ottawa on Saturday where things could really start to get heated.