Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens are coming off a much-needed win but might seek a better performance. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are trying to rebound from their first bad one in quite some time.
In a key matchup of teams with tenuous division leads, Ovechkin tries to help the Capitals continue their recent dominance in Montreal on Saturday night.
While the Canadiens (27-12-5) have clinched a postseason berth, they have a two-point lead atop the Northeast Division but second-place Boston has two games in hand. Washington (24-18-2) is only two points clear of being out of playoff position while clinging to a two-point lead over Winnipeg in the Southeast, and those teams square off Monday in the nation's capital.
Ovechkin's red-hot play powered Washington to an eight-game winning streak, but that ended Thursday with a 3-1 loss at Ottawa. His minus-3 rating matched a season worst as the Capitals tied a season low with 19 shots, and the former Hart Troph...