Crossing The Atlantic: Maple Leafs Divisional Report

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Nov 16, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing

Brendan Gallagher

(11) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Montreal won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens – 1st Atlantic Division

The Montreal Canadiens won four straight in the past week to move into first place in the Atlantic Division, as well as the entire NHL. They are on a six game win streak overall.

The Habs exploded for 18 goals in the four victories over Winnipeg (3-0), Boston (5-1), Philadelphia (6-4) and Detroit (4-1).

Max Pacioretty had two goals and four assists during the four games while Tomas Plekanc had two goals and three assists.

The goal explosion is exactly what Montreal had been looking for all season. Up until now it was Carey Price carrying the Canadiens, and it’s difficult to make that last, but with the offense clicking over the past seven days the Habs have streaked to the top of the conference.

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