MONTREAL, QC -- After back-to-back shootout losses, the Montreal Canadiens look to get back into the win column as they host the New York Islanders on Thursday evening.
The Canadiens (23-29-10) played their first game post trade deadline. Longtime staple down the middle Tomas Plekanec was shipped to a division rival in the Toronto Maple Leafs. Captain Max Pacioretty, who was rumored to be on the chopping block, stayed with the team when the 3 PM trade deadline came and went.
Montreal has been struggling all season, and have only won only once in its last nine games, going 1-4-4. Tuesday night, the Canadiens were shut out by the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in the sixth round of the shootout. Charlie Lindgren made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. With Carey Price sidelined with a concussion, it was Lindgren's first start since Nov. 21. << Read more
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