The Habs will finish no worse than 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
How important is it to reach 1st in the Conference?
Do you rest your men, knowing that the real battle begins April 9th?
Or, do you go all out to win the regular season Conference title? Guaranteed home ice being the only real spoils it comes with, other than meaningless bragging rights.
The Sabres will be ready to play, their playoff hopes depending on it. The Habs, coast through or go after the crown?