About last night …

Must we discuss the hockey game that was played at the Bell Centre Monday night?
What’s to discuss?
The Canadiens have OWNED Carolina this season.
The 4-1 win completed a sweep and brought the aggregate score to 11-3.
The Hurricanes are a one-line hockey team, and the Canadiens effectively contained Eric Staal, Jiri Tlusty (who hit the goal post while the game was still close) and that Russian dude Jim Rutherford thinks is worth $7 million per through the 2016-’17 season.
Carey Price made 18 saves, the penalty killers held Carolina to two shots in 10 minutes of power-play time and Max Pacioretty scored twice for the first time since Feb. 27.
It will probably take 52 points to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
The Canadiens have 51 … which means they’ve punched a ticket to the dance, even if they go 0-12-1 between now and April 28.
And there’s a really good chance they’ll do better

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