The Montreal Canadiens have recovered well after blowing a one-goal lead at the Wells Fargo Center last night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Michel Therrien’s group defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 at home. With this loss against the Habs, this marks the Jets’ fifth straight loss and relinquish their Southeast Division lead to the Washington Capitals.
Michael Ryder scored twice with one assist and PK Subban put himself on the scoresheet twice (two assists) to collect his 29th and 30th points of the season. Subban is now the leading scorer among defensemen in the NHL, climbing two points ahead of Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who has 28.
Peter Budaj had the start and has six wins in eight games (6-1-1) this season. Budaj has done his job perfectly this season as a backup and certainly one of the best backups in the league with his record. The Canadiens also have a very good record in back to back games. They maintains a record of 6-1-1 (13 points out of a possible 16) this season.
The Canadiens will next play host to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. This matchup will be important for both teams, as they are in a very tight race for first place in the Northeast Division and the last game between the two rivals this season.