I don't get why so many people were going for the Habs last night?.. So short sighted in my opinion, I'd prefer to look at the bigger picture.
With the Habs winning in regulation it put them six points ahead of us and the Leafs just one point ahead of us with two games in hand on both. So, yes it made it much easier to pass one team but we could potential pass both teams and lock up a top three spot in the division.
If the Leafs had won in regulation it would have put them three points ahead of us and the Habs four points ahead of us with two games in hand on both. Both teams would be within reach, we would just have to continue playing well, which I believe we will.
Even if we pass Toronto we are still in a wild card spot, I would much prefer be in a fight for one of those guaranteed top three spots. Just my opinion....
Hmm I see your point but don't agree. The Leafs are ultimately our best chance of getting in right now as stands because frankly, they've got the entire world of pressure on their shoulders and a goalie who can't hack it. They are vulnerable and at risk of falling out of a spot completely. Thus, the more they lose, the more the pressure mounts, and the worse everything becomes for them. A win right now in any of their games essentially stops the bleeding, and thus, the longer they keep haemorrhaging for, the better for our chances to get in.
We've got our own game remaining vs the Habs and still games in hand so we can take care of them that way. At least if the Leafs keep sliding we've got a better chance to make it in.
Edited by wings4thecup06, 23 March 2014 - 10:43 AM.