Canadiens host the Ducks after shootout victory
Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts the Anaheim Ducks after the Canadiens beat New Jersey 5-4 in a shootout.
The Canadiens are 11-14-4 on their home ice. Montreal leads the league recording 34.7 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals.
The Ducks are 10-16-2 on the road. Anaheim averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the league. Erik Gudbranson leads the team serving 91 total minutes.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tomas Tatar has recorded 50 total points while scoring 20 goals and adding 30 assists for the Canadiens. Ilya Kovalchuk has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Canadiens: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, four penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.
Ducks: None listed.