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Canadiens look for more success on road trip

Dec 29, 2008 - 2:40 PM Montreal (19-9-6) at Florida (16-14-5), 7:30 p.m. EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- After beginning their road trip in rousing fashion, the Montreal Canadiens look for more success when they visit the Florida Panthers on Monday.

Montreal will play the second contest of its four-game stretch away from the Bell Centre, and is in the midst of a stretch that will see them play 11 of their next 15 games on the road.

Andrei Kostitsyn snapped a six-game goalless streak by recording his first career hat trick and the Canadiens edged the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, on Saturday.

With that victory, the Canadiens improved to 8-5-2 as the visitors, but all five of those regulation losses have come in their last nine road games.

The Panthers are coming off a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, and have dropped four of their last six games.

David Booth scored twice, Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss each tallied and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 36 shots, but a plethora of defensive lapses caused the Panthers to drop both games in the home-and-home series with the Lightning.

The Panthers fell, 4-3, in the first game of the home-and-home series on Friday.

Coming off consecutive shutouts, Vokoun surrendered 10 goals in the last two games and could be rested in favor of Craig Anderson for this contest.

Anderson is 8-3-4 with a 2.09 goals-against-average in 17 games this season.






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    Canadiens 5, Panthers 2  FinalDec 30 1:23 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 1 2 2 5
    FLORIDA 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 6 (BRETT MCLEAN) 5:18
    MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 9 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN, ANDREI
    MARKOV) 10:27
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 7 (ROMAN HAMRLIK) 1:30
    FLA - DAVID BOOTH 15 (UNASSISTED) 6:49
    MON - MA

    Dec 29 10:03 PM


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    MONTREAL 5
    FLORIDA 2
    3RD PRD: MON - (EN) MAXIM LAPIERRE 7 (UNASSISTED) 19:53

    Canadiens 5, Panthers 2  3rd - 0:07Dec 29 10:01 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 4
    FLORIDA 2
    3RD PRD: MON - MAXIM LAPIERRE 6 (GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE) 2:40

    Canadiens 4, Panthers 2  3rd - 17:20Dec 29 9:33 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 1 2 3
    FLORIDA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 6 (BRETT MCLEAN) 5:18
    MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 9 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN, ANDREI
    MARKOV) 10:27
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 7 (ROMAN HAMRLIK) 1:30
    FLA - DAVID BOOTH 15 (UNASSISTED)

    Dec 29 9:11 PM


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    MONTREAL 3
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: MON - MAXIM LAPIERRE 5 (TOM KOSTOPOULOS, STEVE BEGIN) 16:01

    Canadiens 3, Panthers 2  2nd - 3:59Dec 29 9:06 PM


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    MONTREAL 2
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: FLA - DAVID BOOTH 15 (UNASSISTED) 6:49

    Canadiens 2, Panthers 2  2nd - 13:11Dec 29 8:47 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 2
    FLORIDA 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 7 (ROMAN HAMRLIK) 1:30

    Canadiens 2, Panthers 1  2nd - 18:30Dec 29 8:36 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 1 1
    FLORIDA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 6 (BRETT MCLEAN) 5:18
    MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 11 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI
    KOSTITSYN) 10:27
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MON 11 11
    FL

    Dec 29 8:17 PM


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    MONTREAL 1
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: MON - (PP) ALEX TANGUAY 11 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI KOSTITSYN)
    10:27 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Canadiens 1, Panthers 1  1st - 9:33Dec 29 8:01 PM


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    MONTREAL 0
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 6 (BRETT MCLEAN) 5:18

    Canadiens 0, Panthers 1  1st - 14:42Dec 29 7:47 PM