New Jersey (6-5-1) at Montreal (7-2-3) 7:00 pm EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens have successfully
vanquished two of the three defending Eastern Conference
division champions over their past two games.
The Canadiens look to complete a clean sweep Saturday when they
host the reigning Atlantic Division champion New Jersey Devils.
After dropping a heartbreaking 5-4 shootout decision to rival
Toronto last Saturday, Montreal bounced back with a 4-2 triumph
Tuesday over the Ottawa Senators, last season's Northeast
The Canadiens followed up that win with an even more impressive
4-0 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Carolina
Hurricanes, who also claimed the Southeast Division crown last
Cristobal Huet turned aside 31 shots to record his 12th career
shutout while defenseman Mike Komisarek collected a goal and an
assist for Montreal, which is seeking its first three-game
winning streak this season.
The Canadiens aim for their first win since March 2004 against
the Devils, who have dropped four of their last six.
After riding two-time Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur to
back-to-back shutout victories over Florida and Columbus last
week, New Jersey looked awful defensively in Thursday's 5-2 loss
to the New York Islanders.
Zach Parise had a goal and an assist but Brodeur stopped just 22
shots for the Devils, who won all four meetings with the
Canadiens last season.