Jagr has a nine-game points streak but played just five shifts
in Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Buffalo. He set up Robert Lang's
tally before leaving with a groin injury.
The subject of trade rumors, Jagr has not missed a game this
season and has eight goals and 21 points. He missed 20 contests
in his first two seasons with the Capitals and is questionable
After Jagr left, Washington gave up five unanswered goals and
failed to win consecutive games for the first time.
"That hurts us, (Jagr) backs teams off," Washington coach Bruce
Cassidy said after the loss. "Every team is aware when he's on
the ice and he's been really going for the last month or three
Lang extended his points streak to a career-high 13 games but
Radislav Stana failed to follow up Monday's win at Detroit,
where he made 38 saves to become the first Slovakian goaltender
to win an NHL game.
Montreal's 46 goals are the third-fewest in the Eastern
Conference and Tuesday's 5-2 home loss to Vancouver marked the
14th time it had been held to two goals or fewer.
This is the second meeting of the season between the teams.
Montreal posted a 5-1 home win over Washington on October 14 as
Theodore made 16 saves and Yanic Perreault collected two goals
and an assist. Lang scored Washington's only goal.