So what happens next for the Habs? Well, a game against former goaltender Jose Theodore Washington, of course. This will be a big test, because if Montreal's defence plays as well as they did Sunday against Vancouver, Alex Ovechkin may challenge Darryl Sittler's record for points in a game. Really. The defence was that bad. This could be ugly.
No word yet on starting goalies, although the airwaves this morning are suggesting it will be Carey Price. We'll see who Guy decides to stand in front of the firing squad.
How will the Habs respond sans Kovalev? How many shots will Ovechkin get? All these questions and more to be answers tonight.