The Canadiens and Oilers remained in points while holding down the 28th and 29th places in the overall NHL standings. In terms of the league final tiebreaker, the Canadiens would wind up starting out in second place as teams go to the Lottery draft next Tuesday because of the wins-minus shootout wins calculation which puts them ahead of the Oilers if the season were to end today.
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After Edmonton was shut out by Los Angeles 2-0 Monday night, the Canadiens and Oilers remain tied in points but the Canadiens drop to28th overall in the NHl standings because of games played. However in the final tie-breaking system that subtracts shootout wins from the win total, Edmonton has 27 wins to the Canadiens 24. The Oilers now have two games remaining on their schedule. The Canadiens have three starting with a game against Tampa Bay Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.
The Edmonton Oilers edged the Ducks 2-1 Sunday night in Anaheim. The two points moved them back into a points tie with the Canadiens, but Edmonton has the advantage because they have more wins than the Canadiens. Both the Oilers and Canadiens have three games left in their season.
The firing of Jacques Martin led to the firing of Pierre Gauthier. It just took a while. Max Pacioretty’s scoring drought is hard to explain. And the Canadiens faced with perhaps one option when it comes to the disposal of the Scott Gomez contract. Conversation for a Canadiens day off.