The Habs acquired the carried out job securing some extent clinching a playoff berth the place they may play their greatest rival within the first spherical, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs did find yourself dropping the sport however like tonight’s sport the Habs and Oilers are each getting ready for the submit season.
Jake Evans Evans effort final sport might need secured him a spot on the roster throughout the submit season. Evans is aware of Brendan Gallagher is coming again and he must hold this tempo as much as not be the wholesome scratch.
Cole Caufield The Habs ought to unleash Caufield tonight. It’s a nothing sport for the Habs and the younger gamers needs to be given the additional ice time.
Eric Staal Staal may very well be the thirteenth ahead and he is aware of it, whereas his play has been higher recently he is aware of he must earn his spot and he’s acquired one sport left to do this.
Keys to Victory
Keep wholesome Each groups are going to wish to finish the season on a a constructive observe but when we’re being trustworthy each groups can’t look ahead to the sport to be over and simply hope nobody will get harm.
Ship a message Whereas the Habs know they’ve a troublesome process within the Leafs, there’s a superb likelihood the Oilers would be the staff they’d see in the event that they attain the second spherical they usually must allow them to understand it gained’t be straightforward.
Win particular groups Engaged on the particular groups to the top season can’t harm because the Habs haven’t been nice at each the power-play and penalty-kill all season.
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | Might 12, 5:00 PM ET | TV: TSN2, ESPN+, RDS
“I really feel very snug right here and really a lot at dwelling. Getting traded for the primary time was a brand new expertise, particularly throughout a pandemic. That doesn’t make issues any simpler. However, the way in which the group has handled me, the way in which the boys have welcomed me with open arms, and the way in which we needed to grind via this powerful 12 months actually introduced lots of people collectively. I really feel assured right here. It’s been unlucky with out the followers since you don’t get the complete Montreal expertise, however I’m envisioning the perfect I can carrying the crimson jersey at dwelling when the Bell Centre is packed. It’s been a enjoyable first 12 months.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to alter)
Document: 0-0-0 GAA: 0.00 Sv%: .000 SO: 0 Alternate: Mikko Koskinen
Document: 1-2-0 GAA: 4.23 Sv%: .859 SO: 0 Alternate: Charlie Lindgren
This sport has no affect on the standings and the Habs are locked into play the Leafs in spherical one. Ending the season on a constructive observe can do wonders for a staff heading into the playoffs.
If the Habs battle to win a nothing sport they may have a impolite awakening verse the Leafs when the video games matter greater than something.