Worse case scenario for the Habs.
The New-York Rangers and the New-York Islanders had to go in overtime today to decide of a winner in their matchup. The Rangers ended up winning the contest 2-1 in overtime. The bad news for the Habs is that both teams made points in this matchup making the next Montreal Canadiens game yet another must win. The Rangers will be at the Bell centre on tuesday.
Nothing seems to solve the 6-team congestion for the last 3 available playoff spots. Each team wins every single ''must win'' matchup. Only exception for the Leafs who dropped one of those games 2 days ago to the Sabres. The Leafs avenged that slip yesterday by dominating the Sabres 4-1 at the Air Canada centre.
Only one of those 6 teams have lost some momentum lately. The Tampa Bay Lightning were cruising just 10 days ago but are now flirting with danger. They have fallen from top spot of their division to 7th place of the NHL Eastern conference in a matter of 10 days. Tampa has a 4-6 record in their last 10 games and in serious danger if they don't start winning on a more regular basis.