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Friday, December 29th (All times eastern)

Montreal Canadiens (22-9-5) at Florida Panthers (14-19-7), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Montreal Canadiens will continue their four-game road trip tonight, as they visit the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.

The Canadiens played the second test of the swing Wednesday evening in Washington and earned a 4-1 victory. Cristobal Huet stopped 30 shots to help the Habs defeat the Capitals.

Sheldon Souray had a goal and an assist and Mathieu Dandenault, Aaron Downey and Saku Koivu each added a goal for the Canadiens, who have won six of their last seven games.

The Canadiens, who are 10-5-2 away from Montreal this year, complete the trek Saturday in Tampa.

Florida is also coming off a win Wednesday over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Rostislav Olesz posted a goal and an assist and Ed Belfour made 23 saves to lead Florida over Philadelphia, 3-1.

Jozef Stumpel and Mike Van Ryn also scored, while Martin Gelinas picked up two assists for the Panthers, who snapped a two-game skid.

Wednesday's victory improved the Panthers to 9-8-2 as the home club this year.

The Habs and Panthers have split a pair of meetings this year, each winning at home, but Montreal has taken four of the last six encounters overall.

12/29 10:36:00 ET


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