With a 5 p.m. start Friday because of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Canadiens didn’t hold a morning skate in Washington before facing the Capitals (5 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Peter Budaj will start in goal for the Canadiens against the Caps, with Carey Price back in the net Saturday when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
This marks the second straight Friday the Canadiens have played in Washington, with Budaj picking up the win last week in a 3-2 victory over the Caps. Budaj has a 4-1 record this season with one shutout, a 1.58 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Douglas Murray, who needed stitches in his forehead after being cut open in a fight with Buffalo’s John Scott Wednesday, won’t be in the Habs’ lineup, with Francis Bouillon taking his place. Rene Bourque, who has recovered from a groin injury, will be a healthy scratch.
The Canadiens are on a four-game winning streak, while the Capitals have lost four in a row.
(Photo by Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)