Montreal takes on New York on 3-game skid
Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal comes into the matchup against New York as losers of three straight games.
The Canadiens are 5-3-5 in conference matchups. Montreal has given up 19 power-play goals, killing 72.5% of opponent chances.
The Rangers are 3-2-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York is seventh in the NHL shooting 11.0% and averaging 3.2 goals on 29.4 shots per game.
The teams match up Saturday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 5.4 penalties and 16 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Canadiens: 5-2-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: None listed.