Coming off a 3-2 win over the Capitals Friday night in Washington, the Canadiens announced that only four players would skate Saturday morning in Brossard and that there would be no media availability as the team prepares to face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Crosby scored his 250th career goal Friday night in a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders. Crosby has 250 goals and 695 points in 493 regular-season games. After losing four of five games, the Penguins are now on a three-game winning streak and have a five-point lead over the Capitals atop the Metropolitan Division.
After losing five of six games, the Canadiens have now won three of their last four.
This will be the first of three meetings between the Penguins and Canadiens this season. Pittsburgh won all three games against Montreal last season.
Carey Price will start in goal for the Canadiens against the Penguins after backup Peter Budaj improved his record to 4-1 with Friday’s win in Washington.
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