At the beginning of the week, Cristobal Huet and Guillaume Latendresse weren’t happy about not starting against Florida at the Bell Centre.
In Washington tonight, Latendresse scored twice and Huet made 35 saves as Canadiens began a six-game road trip with a 5-2 conquest of the Capitals.
It was a good night for the Kiddie Corps: joining Gui! on the scoresheet were Tomas Plekanec and Sergei Kostitsyn.
And Mark Streit’s third-period clincher came off some industrious play by Kyle Chipchura.
A dozen Canadiens figured in the scoring, including Maxim Lapierre, who won a draw cleanly back to Gui1 for his second goal.
With a W in the bag, Canadiens have matched their total on last season’s holiday road trip.
Next stop: Atlanta on Saturday night.