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While P.K. Subban has been dominant, the Canadiens defense is depleted with injuries.
The turnaround by the Montreal Canadiens has been remarkable this season. They were the last-place team in the Eastern Conference last year and they have an excellent chance to be the No. 2 team behind the Pittsburgh Penguins this year.
Even if they surrender first place in the Northeast Division to the Boston Bruins, they have already clinched a playoff spot.
The Canadiens are a slick passing team that is skilled and creative offensively. Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher, Michael Ryder and P.K. Subban give this team the flair to score big goals at key moments.
However, the Canadiens have problems with defensive depth. Alexei Emelin is out for the rest of the year with torn knee ligaments and they may not have enough strength or talent on the blue line.
Additionally, while Carey Price can have shutdown games in goal, he is not the most consistent goaltender. He will have some games when he appears to lose his concentration and give up easy goals.
That's not good for a team with the potential to go a long way in the postseason.