Hardly any difference between the Canadiens and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, who face off tonight at the Bell Centre (7 pm ET).
The teams are so close it’s mind-boggling, as you can see from the top six point-getters on both teams.
Kane – 54
Toews – 45
Keith – 43
Hossa – 35
Seabrook – 31
Subban – 33
Plekanec – 28
Max – 26
Galchenyuk – 23
Markov – 21
Hardly any difference.
Can the Canadiens beat this team that has 67 points to Montreal’s 55, with five guys with more points than our top guy?
I’m saying of course they can, because I’m a optimist, always have been, a Habs fan through thick and thin, and although I get angry at them and want to send up the St. Lawrence and out to sea now and again, the only way I know how to be a fan is to stick with them, keep hoping, and on a night when they play the defending Stanley Cup champions, cross my fingers and hope the power play clicks and guys who’ve been in scoring funks put it together.
Making they’ll play great! Put three solid periods together. Turn the Bell Centre into a riproaring madhouse, with everyone whoopin’ and hollerin’.
C’mon Canadiens, give us one of those games. We know you can do it.