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The Forum: Will The Leafs Ever Beat The Habs Again?

Your Montreal Canadiens beat the Leafs for a 13th (thirteenth!) straight time this past Saturday, a streak stretching back to January of 2014, which begs the question, will the Toronto Maple Leafs EVER beat the Montreal Canadiens again, and if so, when?

Kyle Roussel (@kyleroussel) – Of course they won’t! In all honesty, I thought the Habs were ready to be had on Saturday. Injuries, end of a long road trip which was already considered a success…it would have been easy for the Habs to roll over. Instead they made the homer Toronto sports media eat it for another game at least.

Eventually the Leafs will beat the Habs. But as long as they don’t do it 4 out of 7 times in late April or May, then that’s fine by me.

Olivia Lawrence (@Radulove47) – Eventually the day will come where the Leafs will beat the Habs. This upcoming Leafs team is young and fast. They have a bright future ahead of them, and we’d be biased to think otherwise. I think what brings them down is a lack of experience, depth, and defence. They will address this with time. Marner and Matthews are threats and will become huge in the coming years with more experience at the NHL level . This isn’t the same Leafs team, we used to play against. Lamoriello, Shanahan, and Babcock are building something here that we shouldn’t underestimate because of the past.

Ian Boisvert (@BoisvertIan) – The year is 2037. It’s been only two years since Jaromir Jagr’s final NHL game. The Ottawa Senators have relocated to Seattle, and Patrik Laine has all but captured his ninth straight Rocket Richard trophy.

The Canadiens and Maple Leafs have concluded the regular season on a Saturday night. In a historic triumph, the Leafs won… in a shootout. It is the Leafs first victory against the Habs in 93 attempts.

Nah, not really. I think the Leafs bust this slump in the last meeting of the season in Toronto. The Leafs have gotten better every month this season, so the Habs’ last meeting with the Leafs in February could very well end the streak.

Will Harte (@willharte) – 1134 days since they last beat the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 25th defeated the Habs 10-0 behind a career-best 5 goals by rookie and Calder Trophy favorite Auston Matthews. Montreal is a team wracked by injury and in their loss to the Leafs featured only two players–Shea Weber and Tomas Plekanec–not on the St. John’s IceCaps at the start of the 2016-17 season….

Zach Vanasse (@ZachDropsTweets) – This question was clearly written in jest, but I’ve taken a hard advanced statistics look into it and I concluded: No, they never will. For the rest of time the Maple Leafs will continue to lose to the Montreal Canadiens, in perpetuity.