Max Domi is still waiting to suit up in the playoffs for the first time. If the NHL expands its postseason format to complete the 2019-20 season, he might get that chance this year,
The Montreal Canadiens sat 12th in the Eastern Conference and were destined to be on the outside looking in for a third straight spring - and the fourth time in five years - when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the league to press pause March 12.
Plenty of scenarios have been rumored as possibilities if the NHL decides to resume, with the latest being a 20- or 24-team playoff tournament. A 20-club format wouldn't include the Canadiens, but they'd just sneak in under the second option. Montreal was 24th in the overall standings at 31-31-9, and 24th in points percentage, when the season was suspended.