Habs facing favourable opponents … on paper

In today’s Journal de Montreal, Marc de Foy gives Canadiens fans a glimmer of hope going into what should be three tough games for the Habs.

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning are in town, but the Journal points out that the Bolts have won only two games on the road and will be playing in Toronto on Monday night.

The Canadiens then travel to Philadephia to face the Flyers on Thursday, a team that has just as much trouble winning at home as the Canadiens. Montreal has already defeated the Flyers this season and will be playing on the road, where the Habs appear more comfortable.

The Canadiens end their week playing the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have regained some life after their loss to the Habs two weeks ago. It could be a close game since 10 of the last 12 meetings between these teams was decided by one goal.

If only the games were played on paper …

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