Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/18/12
Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished Preview: Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET. He might be on a new team, but the Capitals haven't forgotten about the elbow Rene Bourque laid to the head of Nicklas Backstrom earlier this month. A week and a half later, Bourque was dealt away from the Flames and here we are. There's currently no timetable on Backstrom's return. Aside from retribution on Bourque, the Canadiens have other worries, like turning around their season and making a playoff push as the second half begins. Going 4-9-1 in their last 14 games, Montreal hosts a Capitals team that were blanked by the New York Islanders Tuesday night after winning seven of their previous nine games. Preview: Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. ET. The Sabres have lost 11 of their last 14 and face a Blackhawks
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