While all eyes have been on the race between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings for supremacy in the Atlantic Division, don't forget about Montreal.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 1-0 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre:
News and notes as the Caps [25-14-9, 59 points] visit the Montreal Canadiens [31-13-3, 65 points] at the Bell Centre, [1 p.m., CSN]:
It's not hard to pick out who the best three teams in the NHL are right now. St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Montreal are clearly playing on another level from everyone else.
Barry Trotz admitted he had a few jitters during the playing of the Canadian and American anthems before Thursday night’s season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.