Slumping Canadiens continue dreary road trip

Montreal (29-20-6) at Colorado (25-29-1), 9:00 p.m. EST

DENVER (Ticker) — The Montreal Canadiens have been terrible on
the road recently. Unfortunately for them, there are still four
more games left on the six-game trip.

Montreal looks to snap a seven-game road losing streak on Friday
when it visits the Colorado Avalanche.

The Canadiens, who have not won away from home since a 5-4
overtime victory at Ottawa on January 17, have opened their
six-game trek with consecutive blowout defeats.

Calgary outshot Montreal, 41-24, and posted a 6-2 victory on
Monday before the Canadiens were pounded by the Edmonton Oilers,
7-2, on Wednesday. Edmonton scored four goals in the first

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Carey Price surrendered all seven goals on just 27 shots for
Montreal, which has lost nine of its last 11 overall.

Colorado lost all three games on its recent three-game road tip,
falling to 3-10-0 in its last 13 games.

Ryan Smyth scored both Avalanche goals in the team’s most recent
setback, a 3-2 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday.