Good Afternoon Addicts!
|Lars Eller had his best game of the season last night leading|
the Habs past the Maple Leafs.
Toronto fans have been dreaming of meeting Montreal in the first round because of the way they owned the Habs in three of their first four match ups this season but after last night's game if any team is psyched out it;s Toronto.
After giving up the first goal, Montreal just took over the game. Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller were phenomenal in leading the good guys to a 4-1 victory.
Gallagher finished the night with a goal and an assist and a +2 rating while Eller notched two assists to go with his goal, +3 rating and a jaw dropping six hits.
Aside from those two standouts, the entire team played the way they have through the first 40 games to get to the top of the division. After finishing the first frame tied at one, the Canadiens came out flying in the third with two goals and allowing only one shot on Budaj.
The Boston Bruins face the Ottawa Senators tonight in the league's finale game and the outcome will determine who the Habs will meet next week. If the Sens win, they will leapfrog over the the Islanders to face the Habs. If the Bruins come out on top they will win the division dropping the Canadiens to fourth place setting up a match up against the Leafs.
Habs And Hockey News
- Last night's loss leaves the Leas heading into the playoffs with some unanswered questions.
- NHL.com breaks down the playoff match ups that have already been decided.
- The Dallas Stars have fired GM Joe Nieuwendyk and are expecting to name Detroit Red Wings assistan GM, Jim Nill as his replacement.
(Photo by Agence QMI)