Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens head into the matchup with the Washington Capitals after losing four games in a row.
Washington has an 11-5-2 record in home games and a 20-13-5 record overall. The Capitals have a +14 scoring differential, with 118 total goals scored and 104 conceded.
Montreal is 8-9-3 on the road and 15-17-3 overall. The Canadiens have an 11-3-1 record in games they score three or more goals.
The matchup Saturday is the second time these teams square off this season. The Capitals won 3-1 in the last matchup.
Cole Caufield has 19 goals and nine assists for the Canadiens. Jordan Harris has four assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 8-1-1, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 1.7 goals, 3.2 assists, 5.3 penalties and 14.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Martin Fehervary: out (upper-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), T.J. Oshie: out (upper body).
Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), David Savard: out (upper-body), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower-body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Michael Matheson: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press