The Habs Holiday break was short and they were back to business against Ovechkin and the Capitals last night.
Any doubts of whether they could pick up where they left off were answered with a 4-1 win.
The Habs contained Ovechkin and almost earned a shutout against the Caps until late in the 3rd while down two men.
The Habs got production from unlikely sources Mathieu Dandenault and Aaron Downey to take the lead in the first. 4th liner Latendresse added two helpers.
The contributions from these kinds of players are helping the Canadiens maintain and improve their impressive record.
Cristobal Huet was sharp as ever and deserved to get the shutout.
The one thing you can fault the Habs for is taking penalties, many of them. At inappropriate times. Their special teams usually handle it but it’s a trend you would like to stop.
The Habs play a back to back Friday and Saturday in Florida. The back to back games are another area the Habs have been sub par in, and the last time they played a second game in two nights in Florida they lost 5-1 to the Panthers.