As the regular season winds down, the Toronto Maple Leafs head to Montreal to face off with the Canadiens in what could potentially be a late season playoff preview.
The Leafs have rebounded nicely from their five game losing skid, with Jack Campbell quietly reestablishing himself and allowing the team in front of him to sweep the Winnipeg Jets in a brief two game set that saw the Leafs all but extinguish any hope the Jets had of taking the top spot away from them. The Leafs currently sit at 65 points through 48 games, seven up on the second place Edmonton Oilers (who overtook Winnipeg with a 6-1 win Monday night.)
Montreal meanwhile, despite once being labelled as juggernauts who would surely challenge for the top spot in the North, have seen mixed results throughout the season, leading to a slide down the standings heading into the final stretch that saw their playoff hopes begin to dwindle. Never the less, despite dropping two of their first three to Calgary in the last week, Montreal managed to hold on to a close 2-1 victory Monday night, moving the Habs to six points clear of the Flames for the fourth and final playoff …
Author: Brian Reid / The Leafs Nation