Great Game Previews In History: 2 February 2014
Today In History
The troops within didn’t put up much of a fight, their morale destroyed when their leader Tokugawa Yoshinobu fled in the night ahead of the Imperial siege.
Jets at Canadiens, Noon
Records: Jets (25-23-9, 59 points, 7th in Conference III); Canadiens (29-20-6, 64 points, 4th in Flortheast)
Last Time They Met: Carey Price shutout the Jets 3-0 October 15.
Last 10: Winnipeg 7-3-0; Montreal 4-5-1
Historical Context: The loss of Osaka Castle was as damaging symbolically as it was militarily (the capture of Osaka Castle essentially put the Tokugawa in power two centuries earlier). Perhaps a win against the Canadiens will serve a similarly important symbolic victory.