January 24, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) prepares to make a save on Montreal Canadiens left wing Rene Bourque (17) in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Canadiens host Ovi and the Caps

Tonight, the Habs welcome back Rene Bourque when they host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals are 8-1-1 in there last 10 games, while the Canadiens have a record of 6-3-1 in there last 10.

There last game came when they beat the Bruins 2-1 on Saturday, while the Capitals last game saw them pick up a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Here is a look at player stats, game notes and more, for tonight’s match-up:

Team Records: Canadiens – 2nd in East (25-8-5, 55 points) vs Capitals – 3rd in East (20-17-2, 42 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 20 ’13
Apr 09 ’13
Jan 24 ’13 MTL 4 at WSH 1 A. Markov

*Winners of each game are in Bold.


Game Notes:

– Rene Bourque returns to MTL lineup after missing 21 games with concussion.

– Price is expected in net tonight for the Habs.

– Ovechkin has a point per game in 9 of there last 10 games.

– Caps are pretty hot as of late, and are now on top of the southeast division.

– Holtby is likely to start for Washington tonight.


Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Ryder 37 16 16 32 +4 14 8 5
P. Subban 32 10 22 32 +13 26 6 0
M. Pacioretty 34 11 19 30 +6 20 2 0

Washington

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Ovechkin 39 25 18 43 +0 28 14 4
N. Backstrom 39 6 34 40 +6 18 2 1
M. Ribeiro 39 12 26 38 -2 43 6 1

 

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 31 1861 19-7-4 70 830 2.26 .916
P. Budaj 8 448 6-1-1 17 204 2.28 .917
Washington
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
B. Holtby 29 1663 17-11-1 75 875 2.71 .914
M. Neuvirth 11 602 3-5-1 29 297 2.89 .902
P. Grubauer 2 84 0-1-0 5 59 3.57 .915

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