Montreal and Toronto played the 5th game of their six-game season series tonight. Montreal was not able to win any of these games in regulation, losing one and going to OT four times, but luckily coming out with seven points in the standings. Indeed, Montreal was thoroughly outshot over these five games, making those a very lucky seven points:
|mtl down 1||37||29||10.9||2123||4||1||10.81||3.45|
|mtl down 2||11||15||4.3||842||0||1||0.00||6.67|
|mtl down 3||33||33||10.2||1987||0||0||0.00||0.00|
|tor down 1||32||45||10.6||2063||3||3||9.38||6.67|
|tor down 2||27||59||12.1||2365||0||3||0.00||5.08|
Toronto is a bad team, and yet Montreal didn't really even play them to a draw, relying on Toronto's execrable goaltending to bail them out. If I was looking at New Jersey, Pittsburgh or Buffalo in the first round of the playoffs, I'd want to know that my team could mop the floor with the Leafs.