Series (Game 1 of 1)

Anaheim leads 1-0

Game 1: Saturday, December 10th

Ducks 5

(13-12-5, 31 pts)

Canadiens 3

(15-8-5, 35 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 T
ANA 3 2 05
MTL 1 1 13

T. Selanne (Ducks - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

P. Sykora (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Markov (Canadiens - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Anaheim (12-12-5) at Montreal (15-7-5) 7:00 pm EST

Anaheim (12-12-5) at Montreal (15-7-5) 7:00 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- If nothing else, the Montreal Canadiens should be fresh for Saturday's game against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

The Canadiens have not played since a 3-2 win vs. Los Angeles last Saturday. Pierre Dagenais scored twice and Jan Bullis netted a shorthanded goal early in the third period to help Montreal snap its season-long four-game losing streak.

Anaheim got its three-game road trip off to a disappointing start Thursday, dropping a 3-2 overtime decision in Buffalo.

The Ducks held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 with under four minutes remaining before Jean Sebastien-Giguere surrendered the game-tying goal late in the third and the game-winner just over two minutes into overtime.

Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, which has dropped two straight games following a four-game winning streak.

Montreal leads the all-time series, 9-5-2, including a 5-2 victory on March 8, 2004 in the last meeting.