Opponent: Montreal Canadiens
Site: The Forum, Montreal, 7:35
Radio: WCAO (600 AM), WMAL (630 AM)
Outlook: Montreal, which has won 10 of its past 11 games, is led by goalies Patrick Roy and Roland Melanson. C Brent Gilchrist has 5 goals in 19 games after scoring only 6 in 59 games last season. The Canadiens have recalled LW Benoit Brunet from AHL Fredericton and will be without C Brian Skrudland (knee), C Denis Savard (eye) and RW Russ Courtnall (shoulder). The team has allowed only 4 first-period goals in 19 games. The Capitals have the league's best road record (7-2). D Ken Sabourin, who has been on reconditioning assignment with AHL Baltimore, is expected to rejoin the Capitals tonight.