Even though the Canadiens have the second-best record in the East, there remains an area of concern.
Their penalty kill ranks 24th in the league. "We have to make some improvement," coach Michel Therrien said. "We didn't change much, but there are a lot of things that go into being successful on the PK. It starts with work, but you need big stops from the goalie, you need to block some shots and you have to know when to apply pressure."