Claude Julien expects the Montreal Canadiens to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs after making major additions to the roster this offseason.

"That's our goal," the Canadiens coach said Thursday. "It's always been our goal. If anything, we've set ourselves up to give ourselves a much better chance. I know people are going to say right now, 'What do you expect?' Well, I expect us to make the playoffs. No doubt about it."