NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, November 30th
(All times eastern)
Montreal Canadiens (14-6-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (13-10-3), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Carolina Hurricanes hope to kickstart some momentum
tonight when they welcome the Montreal Canadiens to the RBC Center.
The reigning champions have lost three of their last four games, including
Tuesday's 4-1 setback vs. Ottawa. Former Hurricane Martin Gerber finished with
29 saves to anchor the Senators' effort.
Andrew Ladd scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, while netminder John
Grahame yielded all four Ottawa goals on 36 shots. Carolina dropped to 6-4-1
on home ice with the defeat.
With 29 points, the Hurricanes are five behind first-place Atlanta in the
Carolina will host Boston on Saturday.
Montreal, meanwhile, has won four of its last five games. On Tuesday, Saku
Koivu scored the winning goal during a shootout to give Montreal a 1-0 win
over Florida at the Bell Centre. Alexei Kovalev also scored in the shootout
for the Habs.
Cristobal Huet stopped 36 shots during regulation and overtime and then made a
skate save on Joe Nieuwendyk to end the game, preserving Montreal's triumph.
The Canadiens rebounded from Saturday's 4-2 home loss to Philadelphia.
Huet is 6-0-0 in his last six starts, surrendering a mere eight goals in those
The Habs, who are 7-3-1 on the road, will host Toronto on Saturday.
Montreal blanked Carolina, 4-0, on November 2 in Raleigh to end a four-game
series losing streak.
11/30 10:10:20 ET