Apr 9, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller (81) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates center Alex Galchenyuk (27) and defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (40) during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at the Habs Upcoming Games This Week

The Montreal Canadiens have seven games remaining in this shortened 2013 NHL Regular Season. The Habs have already clinched a playoff spot and currently sit in 2nd in the east with 57 points.

So, with that said lets take a look at each of there remaining games one by one, starting with there next game, which will be Monday against Philadelphia.

Monday night, the Habs host the Philadelphia Flyers as they look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Leafs. The Flyers come into this game with a 4-5-1 record in there last ten games. They currently sit in 13th in the east and 9 points out of a playoff spot. While Philadelphia most likely won’t make the playoffs, they can still give the Habs a challenge. They showed that in the two teams last meeting when they beat the Habs 5-3.

After that game, they will hit the road to Pittsburgh for a tilt with the Penguins. Pittsburgh is 1st in the east with 64 points. After making so big additions at the trade deadline, the Penguins are ready for a long playoff run. That however, does not mean the Habs can’t skate into the Consol Energy Center and take a win on Wednesday night. Be sure to watch this one, because it will be a great match-up.

The Habs will then return home for two games at the Bell Center on Thursday and Saturday.  Thursday, they host the Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are another team currently out of the playoffs, so there’s no reason why the Canadiens can’t come out of this one with a victory.

Saturday they host the Capitals. Washington is 8-1-1 in there last ten games and are now alone atop the Southeast division. Ovechkin and company should provide a good challenge for the Habs, while Michael Ryder and co will be key for them if they want to take this one.

Check back each game day for our Game Preview!

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