While the Montreal Canadiens' defense has led the way during their hot stretch, they benefited from a scoring surge in their latest victory.
That certainly isn't a good sign for the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, who look to put an end to their recent defensive struggles.
The Canadiens will try to make it 10 straight games without a regulation loss on Saturday night while coach Michel Therrien faces the team he led to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since being fired four years ago.
Following a stretch of three consecutive losses last month, Eastern Conference-leading Montreal (13-4-3) has put together a 7-0-2 record in its last nine games to move past Northeast Division rival Boston.
With goalie Carey Price leading the way, the Canadiens have been one of the NHL's best defensive clubs, allowing 2.05 goals per game. They've limited opponents to two goals or fewer in seven of nine during their current tear.
Now, the Canadiens hope they've put it all together after an of...