When the Canadiens are playing at the top of their game this year they are exciting to watch and hard to beat. Their 13-6-3 record makes them 8th best in the entire NHL.
What’s encouraging but also frustrating to see is the Canadiens are not playing to their potential and often times don’t play a complete game.
Beat the best team in the league on the road, lose to the worst team in the league at home. That’s the kind of polar opposite things Habs fans are getting used to seeing.
The Habs also seem to have problems winning back to back contests despite having a favorable schedule this year and having a fresh starting goalie available on any given night.
The loss to Chicago, Florida and now the Flyers were all back to back games, against inferior teams. Those six points would have given the Habs 35 and have them second only to the Sabres.
If Carbonneau can get the team firing on all cylinders, game in game out – the Canadiens have the potential to go somewhere.
The Panthers, whom you can’t write off as an easy win. The defending Champ Hurricanes and of course the Leafs.
Which team will show up?