One of the positives The Habs have this year is they are one of the better teams on the road. For whatever reason, leaving the pressure cooker in Montreal and playing on the road brings out the best of them.
Tonight they play the first of six games on the road and hope to continue that trend.
First up the last place Capitals, and not a particularly friendly city to play in for the Habs. In addition, the Capitals have put together good efforts in recent games.
One glance at the crowded Eastern Conference shows that every single game is important and there is no such thing as write-offs or sure things. Especially for this team.