Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The last "2 point game" of the season

The Canadiens face off against the St-Louis Blues Tuesday night, in what will be the final regular season game against a team not in the Northeast division.

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in goal after his shutout performance against the Islanders. He will in all likeliness face Manny Legace, who was one of the hottest goaltenders in the league, leading to the All-Star break.

The last time these two teams played each other was March 10th, 2007, where the Habs won the game 4-3. The Habs are 3-5-1 against Western conference teams this season, and are 1-2-1 against the Central Division.

The Blues currently sit 14th in the West and a loss will bring them ever so closer to being "officially" eliminated from playoff contention. The Habs must take advantage of this matchup as it will be their last meaningless game of the season. The rest of the schedule for the Habs this season contains 2 games against all 4 of their division rivals, each of them looking to either push for a playoff spot, or better secure their position. Toronto of course will in all likeliness try too hard to make a playoff push, but get stopped short and lose out on a good draft pick.

2 comments:

BigD said...

thanks for this great info!
so unique!

HabsFan said...

What your problem bigd? He is just giving a preview of the game. GET A LIFE!