The Canadiens are home to the Washington Capitals tonight in a match-up that pits two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference against one another. Washington is 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and is riding an 8 game winning streak. The Habs are currently enjoying a 7-3 record over their last 10 games.
Montreal needs to have a strong showing tonight at the Bell Centre as they have more road games left on their schedule than at home. For these Habs its been much easier to win at home this year (21-5-6), and they need to take advantage of every opportunity they can get with a very tight playoff race developing above and behind them in the standings. Given what happened last year in the Eastern Conference – every point earned has the potential to give you home ice advantage in the playoffs should you meet with a team that has pulled an upset in the first round.
Thats all for now – Go Habs Go!!!