Struggling Canadiens host Penguins

Pittsburgh (24-22-5) at Montreal (28-16-6), 7:30 p.m. EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) — The Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh
Penguins came into the season with high expectations. Both
clubs have disappointed.

Pittsburgh hopes to avoid a third straight loss when it visits
Montreal on Tuesday.

The Penguins are coming off a pair of one-goal defeats and have
just one win in their last seven road games.

Pittsburgh dropped a 4-3 overtime contest to New Jersey on
Friday and a 5-4 setback to Toronto on Saturday. Evgeni Malkin
notched a goal and an assist in both contests.

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Montreal has lost five of its last six games, including a 3-1
setback to rival Boston on Sunday. The loss dropped the
Canadiens 18 points behind the Bruins.

Robert Lang scored the lone goal for the Canadiens, who had
their five-game home winning streak snapped in the process.
Lang later left with an apparent leg injury.

Montreal won the first meeting, 3-2, at Pittsburgh on December