Washington (27-12-3) at Montreal (24-10-6), 7:00 pm EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) — One day after having their winning streak
snapped, the Washington Capitals will try to deal a similar fate
to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Canadiens will aim for their fourth straight win when they
square off against the Capitals on Saturday.
Montreal, which is 8-1-1 over its previous 10 contests, has
managed to keep winning without All-Star goaltender Carey Price,
who has been sidelined since December 30 with a lower body
Jaroslav Halak filled in nicely Thursday, making 30 saves in a
6-2 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 23-year-old Czech may have a tougher time against All-Star
Alex Ovechkin, who is tied for the NHL lead with 27 goals this
The reigning Hart Trophy winner, Ovechkin unleashed 12 shots on
goal but failed to score as the Capitals had their season-long,
seven-game winning streak snapped Friday with a 3-0 loss to the
Columbus Blue Jackets.
Washington, which has beaten the Canadiens in their two meetings
this season, has still won 12 of its last 14 contests.