Saturday April 9, 2011
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Pfft…Who Cares?…I DO!!!
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!
- Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
- Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
- Max Pacioretty (Broken Neck)
- Alex Picard (Foot)
- Jeff Halpern
- 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
Montreal 2 – Toronto 0