Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
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Jets0
Game 2: Tuesday, November 22nd
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SO
Canadiens3
Game 3: Monday, December 26th
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Jets4
Game 4: Saturday, February 11th
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Canadiens1

Jets 2

(8-11-2, 18 pts)

Canadiens 3

(14-5-3, 31 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 22, 2005

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 SO T
WPG 0 2 0 02
MTL 0 2 0 13

J. Theodore (Canadiens - G): Saves: 36, Save Pct.: .947

M. Ryder (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Dagenais (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Atlanta (8-11-1) at Montreal (13-5-3) 7:30 pm EST

Atlanta (8-11-1) at Montreal (13-5-3) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens will try to rebound from a dismal loss Tuesday when they take on the Atlanta Thrashers, a squad they have enjoyed success against in the past.

Despite holding a 44-20 advantage in shots, Montreal dropped a 5-1 decision to Washington here Saturday, the Canadiens' most lopsided home loss this season.

Rookie netminder Yann Danis managed to stop just 13-of-17 shots before being relieved by Jose Theodore, who is 9-4-0 with a 2.09 goals-against average all-time against Atlanta.

Theodore's performance against the Thrashers is part of Montreal's 15-4-2-0 all-time mark in the series, including a 2-0 win at Atlanta on October 14. Jan Bulis and Saku Koivu scored and Danis made 32 saves to become the third Canadiens goaltender to record a shutout in his NHL debut.

The Thrashers also are looking to rebound from a tough loss. They won just 22-of-58 faceoffs and were outshot, 13-2, in the first period of a 5-1 setback in Toronto on Saturday.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the ninth time in his last five games but Atlanta was unable to recover from a 3-0 deficit.

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