Vancouver (30-21-8) at Montreal (31-22-7), 7:30 p.m. EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) — In the midst of a dreadful month, the
Montreal Canadiens will try for their second consecutive victory
when they host the red-hot Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.
Montreal has not won back-to-back games since January 15-17, but
is coming off a 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday. The win
improved the Canadiens’ record to 4-11-1 in their last 16
All-Star Game MVP Alexei Kovalev returned after Montreal general
manager Bob Gainey sent him home for two games and had one goal
and two assists in the win.
Tomas Plekanec and defenseman Patrice Brisebois scored
power-play goals and Mathieu Dandenault and defenseman Mathieu
Schneider also tallied for the Canadiens, who are 3-7-1 in the
month of February.
Vancouver comes in a winner of four straight and eight of its
Veteran Mats Sundin scored the game-winning goal in the shootout
as the Canucks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, on
Defenseman Sami Salo and Alexandre Burrows each scored in the
win. Daniel Sedin added an assist and has registered a point in
all four games during the winning streak.
Vancouver defeated Montreal, 4-2, on February 15.