Montreal; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts New York looking to stop its six-game home losing streak.
The Canadiens are 5-7-6 in Eastern Conference games. Montreal has allowed 22 power-play goals, stopping 73.2% of opponent opportunities.
The Islanders are 14-2-1 in Eastern Conference play. New York is last in the NHL shooting 28.2 shots per game.
The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-2-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Canadiens: 2-5-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game with a .868 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: Victor Mete: day to day (lower body).
Islanders Injuries: Thomas Greiss: day to day (illness).