The Canadiens’ terrific 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals last night at the Verizon Centre brings the Eastern Conference quarterfinal back to Montreal for Game 6 on Monday.
If a seventh game is necessary, it will be in Washington on Wednesday. And to force that, the Habs must end a home-ice playoff losing streak that now stands at six games.
Ailing defenceman Jaroslav Spacek, who’s missed the last two games with a virus, skated on his own. He was the only player to skate, save goalie Carey Price who went out alone as a forward to take shots, with the day devoted to an off-ice workout and a little mental downshifting.
The Canadiens return to full practice tomorrow morning in Brossard.