Carolina hosts conference rival Montreal
Raleigh, North Carolina; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina takes on Montreal in Eastern Conference action.
The Hurricanes have gone 21-12-4 in home games. Carolina leads the Eastern Conference recording 34.7 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals.
The Canadiens are 18-16-3 on the road. Montreal has converted on 12.6 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 28 power-play goals. In their last meeting on Dec. 13, Montreal won 6-4. Jeff Petry recorded a team-high 2 points for the Canadiens.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 5-5-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Hurricanes Injuries: None listed.
Canadiens Injuries: None listed.