One word, "goaltending". If it comes down to Belfour and Lalime, Belfour wins. But alas, regular season means nothing if you cant' win in the playoffs.
The Sens may finish on top but they always fall down. Montreal still has to make it to the playoffs.
With the standings so close anyone is a slump away from finishing out of the playoffs, or a streak away from finishing first.
There's only five weeks left so hang on.
No one said life would be easy, just worth it.