kinot-1 Posted February 24, 2016 Report Share Posted February 24, 2016 TONITE, OUR HABS ARE IN D.C. TO TAKE ON THE POWERHOUSE WASHINGTON CAPITALS 7:00 PM RDS, SN, TSN 690 US "We've got to go in there with the mindset that it's going to take a full 60 minutes, if not more, to beat a team like that," left wing Max Pacioretty told the team's official website. "We have to have that mindset that we're willing to do whatever it takes every shift." Pacioretty leads the Canadiens with 21 goals, but he only has two in the last 14 and none in the past three versus the Capitals. P.K. Subban doesn't have a point in the two matchups this season despite leading Montreal with 46. The Canadiens head out on a quick road trip to Washington, where they prepare to take on the league leading Capitals on Wednesday night. THEM The Washington Capitals' sizable lead atop the NHL affords them the luxury of already preparing for a playoff run, something they clearly had in mind with their first in-season acquisition. With Mike Weber potentially making his team debut, the Capitals go for a six-game home winning streak Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. Washington (44-10-4) has a comfy 10-point edge on Western Conference-leading Dallas in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. It's also 17 points ahead of Florida for the top seed in the East. The Capitals allow just 2.28 goals per game to rank behind only New Jersey's league-low 2.25. They also lead the league with an average of 3.29 goals scored thanks in large part to Alex Ovechkin's NHL-leading 39. Ovechkin is on a tear, scoring 11 goals during Washington's 9-1-0 run. Braden Holtby is 8-0-2 with a 1.36 goals-against average in 10 career starts against the Canadiens, starting each of the last three matchups. He's 17-0-1 with a 2.03 GAA in 19 home starts since his most recent regulation loss on Oct. 28 against Pittsburgh. kinot-1's GDT Record 12-9-1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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