Montreal plays Carolina, aims to break home slide
Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal plays Carolina looking to break its four-game home slide.
The Canadiens are 17-19-7 against conference opponents. Montreal has surrendered 42 power-play goals, killing 78.5% of opponent opportunities.
The Hurricanes are 17-16-1 in conference play. Carolina has surrendered 38 power-play goals, stopping 83% of opponent chances.
Carolina beat Montreal 3-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 31.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Jonathan Drouin: day to day (ankle).