Funny how it goes sometimes. The Thursday loss against Colorado was their ninth in ten games. With that record only the most cockeyed of optimists would even entertain the idea of a Montreal playoff berth in the spring. Twenty four hours later the Canadiens came up with a near perfect road game in edging the New York Rangers 2-1.
Here’s where it really gets strange. The victory moved the Canadiens into second place in the Atlantic Division behind only the Boston Bruins. There are teams around them that carry games in hand but the fact they are even close after all of their November struggles is truly remarkable and hardly credit to the rest of the division which was supposed to be the strongest in the entire league.Read More