Habs tackle the Rangers tonight, a team going for their 8th straight win, which would equal their longest streak in 37 years.
So how great would it be for the Habs to puncture that overinflated balloon?
It’s kind of an oddity. New York has won seven straight and yet are only four points ahead of Montreal, who have put together a mediocre three wins and four losses in their last seven. It almost doesn’t seem to make sense. A seven-game winning streak puts the Rangers barely ahead of the Habs.
It’s a big game for Montreal (I say this for every Habs game, but whatever). End the streak held by a team Joe Thornton called the softest he’s played against in the east, (although he later admitted it was a bit stupid to say that) and gain two points and find themselves on the verge of that elusive 8th spot again.
It’s a tight eastern conference, and just as I was going to say there’s only six points separating Montreal in 12th and Philadelphia in 1st and so a winning streak could close that quickly, I come back to the Rangers, and the fact their seven-game run hasn’t put distance between themselves and a host of teams, hardly at all.
I’m baffled. Must be new math.
Regardless, a big game for Montreal. Oh, I just said that.