After stringing together back-to-back wins, the Montreal Canadiens are suddenly playing with renewed confidence.
They know they can't let up, however, especially with a rematch against the Boston Bruins looming.
Two nights after winning in Boston, the Canadiens look to sweep a home-and-home set from their Original Six rivals Saturday night in Montreal.
Montreal (3-5-2) opened the season with just one win in its first eight games - its worst start in 70 years - leading to the firing of assistant coach Perry Pearn on Wednesday. The Canadiens responded hours later with a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia and followed that with Thursday's 2-1 win over Boston.
"Obviously after the start we had to the season, this is great for our confidence," center Tomas Plekanec told the Canadiens' official website. "We have another big game on Saturday.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us, but our effort is much better and our team game is much better. We're on the same page and supporting each other....