Montreal finished the trip 2-2-0, but it ended on a sour note in
a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Friday. Tomas Plekanic
scored the only goal for the Canadiens, who were outshot, 39-28,
and went 0-for-5 on the power play.
David Aebischer started for Montreal but was pulled after
allowing four goals on only 24 shots. Cristobal Huet replaced
Aebischer and finished with 14 saves.
Aebischer and Huet have been alternating every two starts this
season, a rotation that had gone rather well until Friday.
The Thrashers have lost three straight following a 5-3 loss to
the Dallas Stars on Friday. Goaltender Kari Lehtonen
surrendered three goals on seven shots and was pulled in favor
of Johan Hedberg with 3:14 left in the first period.