Mar 26, 2013, 1:22 PM EST
Pittsburgh has won 12 games in a row and has a chance to strengthen its hold on the top seed with a win over the 20-6-5 Canadiens.
The Penguins might not be at full strength for the contest, though. Defenseman Kris Letang (groin) and Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) remain questionable for tonight, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Seth Rorabaugh.
“They’re both very close,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said.
It’s also worth noting that defenseman Douglas Murray, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks, won’t be in Pittsburgh until this evening and is consequently not expected to play against Montreal, based on the Post-Gazette’s report.
Update (3:49 p.m. ET):
Translation: Decent chance Letang plays tonight, though still no official word.
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