The Montreal Canadiens will play the first of 5 tonight on the road against the Washington Capitals. We all remember what happend last time the Canadiens and Capitals met and it wasn’t pretty. The Caps are coming off a 6-5 shootout win over Atlanta where Alexander Ovechkin scored 4 points.
The Canadiens are still getting hammered by injuries. Jose Theodore will sit again tonight while Cristobal Huet gets another go. I have no problem with that and the more games he gets under his belt the more we’ll see what kind of goalie he really is. Saku Koivu is still being bothered by a sore groin but Richard Zednik should make his return tonight. All eyes will beon Alex Kovalev again seeing if he can lift the team on his shoulders once again. The Canadiens really have to put away teams like the Capitals. Toronto, Ottawa and Bufallo all lost last night and here is a perfect oppurtunity to gain 2 points on all of them.
In more Olympic news, Alex Kovalev and Andrei Markov will be playing in Italy as they were selected today to be on the Russian National team by Pavel Bure. Jan Bulis was selected for the Czechs as were the Koivu brothers for Finland. The hockey power nation of France will have Cristobal Huet in goal and the Swiss have Mark Streit on their blueline. This is all great news, and hopefully the Habs players will gain some experience while competing overseas. I don’t remember this many Montreal Canadiens taking part in the Olympics at one time. Good luck to them.