Series (Game 1 of 4)

Montreal leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd
Game 2: Tuesday, February 28th
Game 3: Tuesday, March 21st
Game 4: Tuesday, March 28th

Islanders 3

(4-4-0, 8 pts)

Canadiens 4

(6-2-0, 12 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 T
NYI 1 1 13
MTL 2 0 24

S. Koivu (Canadiens - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Satan (Islanders - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

S. Begin (Canadiens - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

NY Islanders (4-3-0) at Montreal (5-2-0) 7:00 pm EDT

NY Islanders (4-3-0) at Montreal (5-2-0) 7:00 pm EDT

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Fresh off a pair of wins over their rivals, the New York Islanders head to a city where they have had limited success.

The Islanders look for their fourth win in five outings when they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

New York has just four victories in 16 games against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre and have been shut out four times there by former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner Jose Theodore.

Mark Parrish scored twice and Arron Asham added a shorthanded tally Thursday as the Islanders posted a 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers, sweeping the home-and-home series.

The Islanders, who split their four meetings with Montreal in 2003-2004, have the league's longest-active unbeaten streak when leading after two periods (47-0-8).

Montreal avoided losing the first three home games of a season for the first time since 1938 by recording a 4-3 triumph over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Alexander Perezhogin snapped a third-period tie with his third goal of the season - all on the power play - and Alexei Kovalev had three assists to give him a team-high nine points this season.