Two of the biggest hockey rivals will wrap up their seasons tonight, when the Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice at the Bell Centre to face the Montreal Canadiens.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs are 2-0-1 over their last three games. But more importantly have won three of five games against the Canadiens this season. The Habs will have to watch Mikhail Grabovski tonight who have scored two game winning goals against them this year.
Montreal has recorded one point in their last three games, as the Habs lost in the shootout 2-1 against the Hurricanes. Making the Habs road record stand at 15-20-6. But the team’s home record has not been any better, posting a 15-15-10 record at the Bell Centre.
The implications of this Saturday night classic could affect next week’s Draft Lottery, depending on what the bottom teams do in the Western Conference.
Though regardless of the result of tonight’s match up, the Canadiens will finish the 2011/12 season last in the Eastern Conference. Now if the Maple Leafs win and the Carolina Hurricanes loses, the buds could be bumped up 12th in Eastern Conference. But if the Maple Leafs lose and the New York Islanders win, the buds could finish in the 14th spot.
With a .500 home record for Montreal, I got the Maple Leafs winning this game 5-3.
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