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February 21, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Canadiens vs. Islanders
  • 11-4-1
  • 46
  • 35
  • 18.0%
  • 83.8%
  • t. Plekanec (13 PTS)
  • 7-2-1
  • GF
  • GA
  • %PP
  • %PK
  • 6-9-1
  • 46
  • 57
  • 23.9%
  • 83.9%
  • J. TAVARES (20 pts)
  • 3-7-0
Max Pacioretty will look to extend his point-streak to four games on Thursday night. He's registered five points (2G, 3A) in his last three games.
The Canadiens will try to extend their winning streak to six games on Thursday night as they take on the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre.

The Habs defeated the Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Raphael Diaz scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price turned aside 20 shots to pick up his league-leading ninth win of the season.

The Islanders, meanwhile, have dropped their last two games, including a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Thursday night’s contest will be the first of three between the Canadiens and Islanders this season.

The two clubs split the season-series during the 2011-12 campaign, with the Islanders and Canadiens registering two wins each.

John Tavares leads the Islanders in scoring with 11 goals and 20 points in 16 games this season.

  • Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Canadiens.
  • The last time the Canadiens recorded six consecutive victories was during the 2009-10 season, when the Habs went undefeated from March 6 - March 16.
  • Lubomir Visnovsky has been on the ice for 11 of the 15 Islanders goals during his first five games with the team.
  • Evgeni Nabokov could get the start in goal for the Islanders.
  • If he dresses for tonight's game, Matt Moulson will take sole possession of third place on the franchise all-time leader board with 262 consecutive games played, passing Denis Potvin.
"That's just our dedication to followING our system. guys are doing a great job backchecking. that's just a recipe for low quality shots [against]."
- Carey Price
Number of games that made up the longest lifetime unbeaten streak the Canadiens have registered against the Islanders. The Habs went 12-0-3 against the Isles from March 2007 to October 2010.