• An early but probably definitive look at Habs-Capitals matchup by Robert Lefebvre
A day off for the Canadiens following their 4-3 overtime loss Saturday night to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a defeat that sat lightly given that the point it earned finally guaranteed the Habs their spot in the postseason.
Philadelphia’s shootout win over the Rangers relegates the Canadiens to eighth place.
They will face the Washington Capitals, featuring Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, José Theodore and more. It will be the first time in the Canadiens’ 142-game NHL playoff series history that they’ll take on the Capitals.
The Canadiens return to practice Monday morning in Brossard, their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series scheduled to begin on the road this Thursday at the Verizon Centre.
Stay tuned for more details in the days ahead. Lots to come from Monday’s practice.