Today, in From the Pressbox:
Original Six teams are currently atop the respective Conference standings - Chicago in the West and Montreal in the East. How are they doing it? We will look at each case. The Bruins are right up there in the East, despite playing far fewer games than most opponents. We check them out, too.
Are the Canadiens legitimate leaders in the East?
If you have been a regular reader of this column, you will recall that I had the Canadiens penciled in for last place in the East this season. Looking at a host of other predictions, I had a lot of company with that call. Well, as we approach the end of February, the Habs are the biggest surprise in the whole league as they sit at the top of the East with a gaudy 12-4-3 record.
A big reason for this success is the fact that the Canadiens have played 12 of their 19 games at home, where they have compiled an 8-3-1 mark, in the Bell Centre, which still has a mystique You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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