Gameday! Habs vs Leafs + Pfft…Who cares?…I DO!!!


Saturday April 9, 2011

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs


Pfft…Who Cares?…I DO!!!

Well it was almost a who cares game.

It’s the final game of the season, the Habs are in, the Leafs are out.  Yippee!  There is still some point to this game, with a win, the Habs assure a lock on 6th place.  With a loss they could drop to 7th with a Buffalo win.  I know, I know, who cares, right?  Remember last years conference finals?  7th seeded Philly had home ice advantage over the 8th place Habs.  Don’t try to tell me it doesn’t matter!

Although out of the playoffs, the Leafs are still a proud team that loves to try to beat their rivals, the Canadiens.  They aren’t going to lay down and die tonight, they will come out blazing.  Hopefully the Habs will have some fire as well.

Hitting the playoffs with momentum?   What a concept!

Who’s out?

Montreal

  • Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
  • Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
  • Max Pacioretty (Broken Neck)
  • Alex Picard (Foot)
  • Jeff Halpern

Toronto

  • Colby Armstrong
  • Colton Orr

Keys to the Game

Take it easy, but not too easy.  While playing with reckless abandon and risking injuries against a bitter Leafs team would be silly, sitting on their hands could cost the Habs a position in the standings, which could prove costly down the road.

I expect a defensive approach tonight, keeping Price protected and trying to grind out a win.  Shot totals for both teams should stay in the 20’s

My Prediction

Montreal 2 – Toronto 0

 

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About Marcus T

Father, Husband, Blogger, A/V Guy and Huge Habs fan.
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