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While the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens don't have anything to play for, the Northeast Division rivals seem unlikely to go down without a fight as they close their schedules Saturday night.
Montreal (30-35-16) has allowed a combined 13 goals in dropping three straight home matchups with Toronto (35-36-10). The Leafs have taken three of five in the series this season - most recently prevailing 3-1 at the Bell Centre on March 3 behind two goals and an assist from Mikhail Grabovski.
"We have to get ready to give 100% in our last game now. There's nothing else to save it for," Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj, who is expected to make his fourth consecutive start in place of injured Carey Price (concussion), told the team's official website.
"They're out of the playoffs, we're out of the playoffs, but there's still a lot of pride to play for - it will be a good battle."
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj must have been in a giving mood Wednesday as he donated to Vinny Lecavalier’s goal scoring fund. Lecavalier misplayed a pass from a teammate along the right wing and the puck slid into the Canadiens’ zone. Budaj skated out to the left face-off circle to play it and play it he did. He served the puck up on a silver platter like a waitress...
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The Montreal Canadiens will not be in the 2011-12 playoffs. Carey Price is out with a minor concussion. As if Montreal fans weren't depressed enough, backup goaltender Peter Budaj added insult to injury.
In just his 15th start of the season, Budaj committed a huge blunder, wandering well out of his crease to handle a puck coming into his zone...
Peter Budaj with the perfect pass to Vinny Lecavalier.