Hockey Night in Canada April 7th.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Hockey Night in Canada
Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Unfortunately, this will be a terrible way to end the season for both teams. The Canadiens are trying to find something to hang on to and give hope to its fan base. On the other hand, the Leafs would’ve loved to play against a better team and test themselves for the playoffs.
Something to point out here is how the tables have turned in this original six rivalry. Montreal used to be atop the Atlantic division, winning a couple of division titles along the way, but now, all hope is lost in the Belle Province.
Toronto is now a model for the rest of the NHL on how to turn a franchise around.
Although all seems lost for the Canadiens, they won’t go down without a fight. It will only be a matter of how much minutes will they be fighting, especially against an opponent as formidable and as playoff ready like the Buds.
Leafs take 2 points.
Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers
Another chapter ends in the NHL. Henrik and Daniel Sedin will play their final regular season game tonight. It will also be their last in the NHL. It is a great thing for the Oilers’ management group, because it could distract the NHL world for a couple of days after their horrible season.
The Sedins will try to do some magic again against the Oilers’ porous defensive unit. For Edmonton, Connor McDavid will try to extend his Art Ross trophy lead against the Canucks, who have been according their fair share of goals lately.
It won’t be a matchu for the ages, but at least the Sedins will go out against some of the NHL next generation of stars, in McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.