Can Montreal Pass Boston for 3rd? in Habs & Hockey Talk Posted March 17, 2011 Two comments. First, Montreal will finish sixth. It's pretty set at this point. The other teams in front have a fair edge and, save for Pittsburgh, far healthier teams. The team behind Montreal are in a dogfight for the final two spots and, save for a major meltdown, are of no concern. Second, should the Devils storm to a playoff position and face Philly in the first round, I predict Philly goes down. The matchup does not favour the Flyers at all, in my opinion. I agree with both statements, If the Devils make it in they will be ridding such a wave it will take them to at leased the conference final, I dunno if they will have enough in the tank, they have been playing playoff hockey for a while now and could run outta steam.