The NHLs two most storied franchises square off for the third time this season in what is surely to be a big game for both teams. The Habs are on a roll of late, not losing in regulation since the 6 - 0 drubbing they got from the Leafs on Feb 9th. They would probably like to exact revenge for not only the score, but the physical beatdown the Leafs put on them that night. The Buds are also playing well of late, and are looking to extend their home win streak to four in a row.
As a fan of either team, this has to make you giddy. The last few years have seen Leafs/Canadiens games that have had nothing on the line but pride with either one or both teams out of it in the standings. Now, the Habs are in 1st place in the East, and the leafs are just a few points behind in the standings. There are divisional and playoff implications ON TOP of pride on the line this time. The best part: these teams legitimately HATE each other. If Montreal falls into the trap of trying to exact revenge in a physical way on Toronto, tonight could get ugly... in a very entertaining way.
Prediction: 4 - 2 Leafs with a few fights and no bites