The Capitals are back to business and they will be taking on Montreal tonight to see if they can leap frog not only the Hurricanes (who are also playing tonight) but 7 other teams to take possession of 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. That would be a huge jump for a club that was nearly out of it in the first 20 games of the season, so there is something significant about this accomplishment.
If they lose and Carolina wins, it means the Caps have to work harder to eclipse that 3 point stretch. They will have to do all this without Shaone Morrisonn who is still nursing a bruised foot. Morrisonn has been a rock for the Caps D. He had been paired with Mike Green and the duo have turned their plus/minus stat around since Bruce Boudreau's take over.
In other news, the NHL is coming out with some pretty good ads for their website, NHL.com:
The Crosby commercial is pretty good, I did get a chuckle out of it the first time I saw it. You can see the other commercials here.