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Habsent Minded 3.69: Looking back and forward at the Canadiens-Maple Leafs series

Looking at the first two games, and ahead of the next two.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Two Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Matt Drake and Jared Book join Patrik Bexell on the podcast to discuss the first two games of the series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

Of course the first game was over shadowed by John Tavares horrendous injury, but it also featured solid play from the Canadiens.

However, the second game was different, and the importance of the score was secondary. Still, most Montreal fans would have taken a split coming home from Toronto after two games. The Canadiens played a good game, but became unraveled in the second period. The difference between the teams comes down to puck possession and although the calls may be lopsided, one team is getting the calls because they are first on the puck and winning most battles. That team hasn’t been the Canadiens.

There is a sniper in the stands and could the Canadiens benefit from Cole Caufield entering the lineup?

The panel also takes a look at the other series in the NHL playoffs. The podcast is available below and wherever you listen to your podcasts.