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Canadiens look for more success on road trip

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

this season.



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