The Habs seem to be a mystery. On one hand, they're tried for first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-15-4 . On the other hand, they are losing games, and being picked apart by teams like the Coyotes, Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers.
The Canadiens' challenge tonight is a similar menace, disguised in a losing record and clothed in a horrible stretch of 12 losses in the last 13 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs may also have the ability to match the Canadiens, as the Habs were matched on Thursday by Oilers. Having an analytical glance at the Habs, it's clear there are some major issues with the way the Canadiens play, leading to the question if the Habs are a team playing to its full potential.
Carey Price will be back in net tonight, having won 8 of his last 10 starts, with losses to the Sabres and in overtime to the Penguins back in January. The Leafs are a team with multiple players involved in trade rumours, which make them an unpredictable foe. Phil Kessel, Cody Franzen, and even Jonathan Bernier are possible trade targets as the Leafs shop around for the future.
The puck drops at 7:00 PM EST.
In Canada (French): TVA
|David Desharnais||Dale Weise|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Lars Eller||Jacob de la Rose||Brandon Prust|
|Michaël Bournival||Manny Malholtra||Christian Thomas|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Nathan Bealieu||Sergei Gonchar|
|Alexei Emelin||Tom Gilbert|
Scratched: Mike Weaver, Jiri Sekac
Injuries: P.A. Parenteau (concussion)
|James Van Riemsdyk||Tyler Bozak||Phil Kessel|
|Daniel Winnik||Nazem Kadri||Richard Panik|
|Leo Komarov||Peter Holland||Mike Santorelli|
|David Booth||Trevor Smith||David Clarkson|
|Morgan Rielly||Cody Franson|
|Jake Gardiner||Roman Polak|
|Korbinian Holzer||Stephane Robidas|
Injuries: Dion Phaneuf (hand), Joffrey Lupul (lower-body)
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