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A 'let's hope the Habs don't face the Devils in the playoffs' seemed to be the popular refrain from fans after the game. The Canadiens have been doing their best to comply with a 1-2-2 record in their last five games.  Instead, they must again be concerned about making the playoffs at all.

With the loss to New Jersey, the Habs find themselves in sixth place, two points ahead of Philadelphia and Boston, with both teams having games in hand. The surprising Atlanta Thrashers are also still in the playoff hunt.

So what makes fans so fearful of the Devils? Would they rather that the Canadiens face Washington or Pittsburgh in the playoffs?

Handing the Devils fewer rebounds and winning the special teams' ...

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