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March 18th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
With the injury depleted Montreal Canadiens pulling out a 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, they continue to inch closer toward securing a playoff spot.

Montreal's win came without the services of Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges, Jaroslav Spacek, Brent Sopel, Hal Gil, who was sick with the flu last night.  As well as Mathieu Darche, Max Pacioretty, Thomas Plekanec and Jeff Halpern.

Are you kidding me?

Not only did Montreal win, but they played an excellent game against the Lightning in a potential first or second-round matchup preview, depending on where these two teams finish.

Montreal has 85 points in the Eastern Conference standings with 11 games left to play. If you figure that they need a minimum of 92 points to qualify for the postseason, then they need seven more points in the standings, or about four wins.

With seven more games against teams who are below them in the standings and nine of their remaining 11 against conference opponents, the Habs fate is truly in their own hands.

Despite being decimated by injuries and illness all season long, the Canadiens continue to win against all od ...

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