The Last Hurrah: #Habs #Leafs Close Out Their Season

March 29, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; A Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs fan during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre. Philadelphia defeated Toronto 7-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE
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Two words: Bragging Rights

Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs will finish ahead of the Montreal Canadiens, but after tonight they are essentially both on the same page, done for the season and will await the results of Tuesday's Draft Lottery.

What does remain is pride for Habs fans. A regulation win tonight, and the Canadiens can take the season series against Toronto with a 3-2-1 record, the Leafs, and their fans, looking from there end would be 3-3. It would be a small victory for the Habs, in a season that has been a SNAFU from day one.

The ones to watch in the Blue and White are ex-Hab Mikhail Grabovski, who has 10 percent of his season point total (50) against the Canadiens, and captain Dion Phaneuf. Despite the calls to run him out of town by many Toronto fans and media, Phaneuf too has five points against Montreal.

Grabovski is questionable, along with goalie Jonas Gustavsson for tonight's game. Both have lower body injuries.

MONTREAL CANADIENS PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole

Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec - Louis Leblanc

Blake Geoffrion - Lars Eller - Mike Blunden

Brad Staubitz - Gabriel Dumont - Aaron Palushaj

Defensemen

Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban

Andrei Markov - Frederic St-Denis

Chris Campoli - Tomas Kaberle

Goalies

Peter Budaj - Robert Mayer

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Matt Frattin - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel

Clarke MacArthur -Mikhail Grabovsk - Matthew Lombardi

Tim Connolly - David Steckel - Joey Crabb

Jay Rosehill - Colby Armstrong - Mike Brown

Defencemen

Dion Phaneuf - Mike Komisarek

John-Michael Liles - Luke Schenn

Jake Gardiner - Cody Franson

Goalies

Ben Scrivens

Jonas Gustavsson

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