Montreal (19-9-6) at Florida (16-14-5), 7:30 p.m. EST
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) — After beginning their road trip in
rousing fashion, the Montreal Canadiens look for more success
when they visit the Florida Panthers on Monday.
Montreal will play the second contest of its four-game stretch
away from the Bell Centre, and is in the midst of a stretch that
will see them play 11 of their next 15 games on the road.
Andrei Kostitsyn snapped a six-game goalless streak by recording
his first career hat trick and the Canadiens edged the
Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, on Saturday.
With that victory, the Canadiens improved to 8-5-2 as the
visitors, but all five of those regulation losses have come in
their last nine road games.
The Panthers are coming off a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay
Lightning on Saturday, and have dropped four of their last six
David Booth scored twice, Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss each
tallied and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 36 shots, but a plethora
of defensive lapses caused the Panthers to drop both games in
the home-and-home series with the Lightning.
The Panthers fell, 4-3, in the first game of the home-and-home
series on Friday.
Coming off consecutive shutouts, Vokoun surrendered 10 goals in
the last two games and could be rested in favor of Craig
Anderson for this contest.
Anderson is 8-3-4 with a 2.09 goals-against-average in 17 games