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Tuesday, December 13th (All times eastern)

Phoenix Coyotes (16-12-2) at Montreal Canadiens (15-8-5), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes will try to extend their season-high win streak to four games tonight when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

The Coyotes' latest victory came in Boston on Sunday. Ladislav Nagy netted the game-winning goal 30 seconds into overtime to lift Phoenix past the Bruins, 2-1, at TD Banknorth Garden.

Mike Johnson also scored and Nagy added an assist for the Coyotes, who also won for the fifth time in their last six games. Johnson extended his point scoring streak to six games. He has five goals and four assists in the string.

Petr Nedved had an assist and Curtis Joseph made 18 saves in the win.

Tonight marks the completion of a brief two-game road trip for the Coyotes, who are 7-7-1 as the visitors this season.

The Canadiens, meanwhile, are in the midst of a slump. Montreal has dropped five of its last six games, including a 5-3 home loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Saturday. Petr Sykora tallied a goal and an assist and Jean- Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves to lead the Ducks.

Alexander Perezhogin had a goal and an assist and both Richard Zednik and Michael Ryder had goals for Montreal.

Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens.

The Habs wrap up a four-game homestand this evening. Montreal is 9-5-2 at home this season.

The Canadiens are unbeaten in the last seven meetings (4 wins, 3 ties) against the Coyotes.

12/13 10:29:48 ET

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