5 Reasons Montreal Canadiens Are Still a Playoff Team Despite Recent Skid

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5 Reasons Montreal Canadiens Are Still a Playoff Team Despite Recent Skid
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

The Montreal Canadiens may still have a long way to go to reach their full potential, but the end of a horrific four-game losing streak is a good place to start en route to clinching a playoff berth this 2013-14 season.

After losing by a combined score of 19-5 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals, the Habs have rebounded adequately to say the least.

Even though they continue to get consistently outshot, their 3-0 shutout over the Carolina Hurricanes and a convincing 4-1 win against the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins this past week are good signs that the Habs still have life.

Their decent 29-20-5 record through 54 games confirms just that, with 28 left to go to gain some ground and perhaps even rise in the standings.

Here are five reasons the wild-card Habs are still a playoff team despite their recent skid:

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