Crossing The Atlantic: Maple Leafs Rivals Week In Review

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Dec 6, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien watches the game from the bench in the third period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens – 3rd Atlantic

The Habs went 1-3 during the first week of December and are 3-6-1 in their last ten games, falling quickly from the top of the Atlantic.

Average play is catching up to the Canadiens and they now sit where expected: battling for the third spot in the division.

A goaltender can only keep you afloat for so long; when you have a mediocre offense eventually you will fall from grace and that’s exactly what’s happening to the Montreal Canadiens right now. The Leafs and Bruins are hot on their tail and are both playing better hockey right now.

Montreal has to be legitimately concerned with their play as of late.

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