Montreal (30-20-6) at Vancouver (26-21-8), 10:00 pm EST
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) — The Montreal Canadiens
will try to snap a 10-game winless streak to the Vancouver
Canucks on Sunday in their first meeting in over two years.
The Canadiens have not defeated the Canucks since November 30,
2003, posting an 0-8-2 record against Vancouver. In their last
meeting on January 16, 2007, the Canucks cruised to a 4-0
victory over Montreal.
Vancouver had a four-game winning streak snapped in its last
contest, suffering a 2-1 setback to the Dallas Stars. The
Canucks will start a four-game homestand after this visit to
Jaroslav Halak made a career-high 46 saves as the Canadiens
avoided a season-worst fifth consecutive loss with a 4-2 triumph
over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.
Halak may have earned himself another start over struggling
starter Carey Price, who was born in Vancouver.
Before Halak’s impressive performance, Montreal had lost nine of
its previous 11 contests.