The Habs bought the accomplished job securing a degree clinching a playoff berth the place they may play their largest rival within the first spherical, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs did find yourself dropping the sport however like tonight’s recreation the Habs and Oilers are each making ready for the submit season.
Jake Evans Evans effort final recreation might need secured him a spot on the roster in the course of the submit season. Evans is aware of Brendan Gallagher is coming again and he must preserve this tempo as much as not be the wholesome scratch.
Cole Caufield The Habs ought to unleash Caufield tonight. It’s a nothing recreation for the Habs and the younger gamers ought to be given the additional ice time.
Eric Staal Staal might 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 bought one recreation 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 sincere each groups can’t watch for the sport to be over and simply hope nobody will get harm.
Ship a message Whereas the Habs know they’ve a tricky process within the Leafs, there’s a very good probability the Oilers would be the staff they’d see in the event that they attain the second spherical they usually need to allow them to comprehend it received’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 | Could 12, 5:00 PM ET | TV: TSN2, ESPN+, RDS
“I really feel very comfy 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 by 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 one of the best I can carrying the pink 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)
Report: 0-0-0 GAA: 0.00 Sv%: .000 SO: 0 Alternate: Mikko Koskinen
Report: 1-2-0 GAA: 4.23 Sv%: .859 SO: 0 Alternate: Charlie Lindgren
This recreation 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 wrestle to win a nothing recreation they may have a impolite awakening verse the Leafs when the video games matter greater than something.