Final
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Canadiens look to get back on track vs. Thrashers

Mar 8, 2007 - 4:19 PM
Montreal (33-29-6) at Atlanta (35-23-10) 7:00 pm EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens are heading in the wrong direction.

Looking to remain in the playoff race, the Canadiens hope to spark a turnaround when they visit the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday.

On February 5, Montreal was fourth in the Eastern Conference with 64 points. However, it has gone in the opposite direction since, posting a 4-10-0 mark in its last 14 contests.

It has been a costly slide for the Canadiens, who now are in 10th place - one point behind Toronto and Carolina for the conference's eighth and final playoff spot.

After a six-game skid from February 6-17, Montreal has continued to sink and is currently on a three-game losing streak - including a 3-1 loss to Boston on Saturday.

The Canadiens hope to right the ship when they face the Thrashers, who have lost the first three meetings between the teams this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2
    ATLANTA 2 4 0 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) ILYA KOVALCHUK 36 (ALEXEI ZHITNIK, NICLAS
    HAVELID) 9:45
    ATL - JON SIM 16 (ERIC BELANGER) 10:45
    2ND PRD: ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 22 (MARIAN HOSSA) 3:41
    ATL - ERIC BELANGER 14 (VYACHESLAV KOZLOV, MARIAN HOSS

    Mar 8 9:28 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 2
    ATLANTA 6
    3RD PRD: MON - RADEK BONK 12 (MICHAEL JOHNSON) 8:24

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 9:11 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 1 1
    ATLANTA 2 4 6 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) ILYA KOVALCHUK 36 (ALEXEI ZHITNIK, NICLAS
    HAVELID) 9:45
    ATL - JON SIM 16 (ERIC BELANGER) 10:45
    2ND PRD: ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 22 (MARIAN HOSSA) 3:41
    ATL - ERIC BELANGER 14 (VYACHESLAV KOZLOV

    Mar 8 8:40 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 1
    ATLANTA 6
    2ND PRD: MON - GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE 12 (ANDREI MARKOV, MICHAEL
    JOHNSON) 9:47

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 8:18 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 6
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 17 (ALEXEI ZHITNIK, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 8:43

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 5
    2ND PRD: ATL - JEAN-PIERRE VIGIER 5 (JIM SLATER, SCOTT MELLANBY) 6:47

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 8:11 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 4
    2ND PRD: ATL - ERIC BELANGER 14 (VYACHESLAV KOZLOV, MARIAN HOSSA) 4:11

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 8:07 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 3
    2ND PRD: ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 22 (MARIAN HOSSA) 3:41

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 8:06 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 0
    ATLANTA 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) ILYA KOVALCHUK 36 (ALEXEI ZHITNIK, NICLAS
    HAVELID) 9:45
    ATL - JON SIM 16 (ERIC BELANGER, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 10:45
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MON 14

    Mar 8 7:43 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 2
    1ST PRD: ATL - JON SIM 16 (ERIC BELANGER, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 10:45

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 7:30 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) ILYA KOVALCHUK 36 (ALEXEI ZHITNIK, NICLAS HAVELID)
    9:45

    Canadiens vs. ThrashersMar 8 7:24 PM