Posted February 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
If the Montreal Canadiens have any intentions of making a playoff run, now would be a good time to start climbing considering they're tied for the fewest points in the Eastern Conference. They can probably think of two in particular that slipped away thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a pair of dramatic overtime comeback wins in the books against Montreal, the Penguins will try to finish off a four-game season sweep Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens were tied for seventh place in the East on Dec. 13 with 33 points, but over the past eight weeks they've only managed to add 16 to that total in 22 games. A three-game losing streak left them alone in the conference cellar heading into Sunday, but Carey Price helped his team snap its skid. The All-Star stopped 23 shots to lead Montreal to a 3-0 victory over Winnipeg. That pulled the Canadiens (20-24-9) even with Carolina in 14th place, but there are still five teams to pass in the last 29 games to have any...
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