Canadiens visit the Predators after Caufield's 2-goal game

Montreal Canadiens (15-19-3, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Nashville Predators (15-14-6, sixth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens visit the Nashville Predators after Cole Caufield's two-goal game against the Washington Capitals in the Canadiens' 9-2 loss.

Nashville has an 8-6-3 record at home and a 15-14-6 record overall. The Predators are 6-5-5 when they commit more penalties than their opponent.

Montreal is 15-19-3 overall and 8-10-3 in road games. The Canadiens rank fifth in NHL play with 172 total penalties (averaging 4.6 per game).

Tuesday's game is the first time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene has scored 10 goals with 17 assists for the Predators. Filip Forsberg has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Kirby Dach has five goals and 18 assists for the Canadiens. Caufield has scored five goals over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 3-3-4, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 1.7 goals, three assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Cole Smith: day to day (upper-body), Matt Duchene: out (personal).

Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Kaiden Guhle: out (leg), David Savard: out (upper-body), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower-body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Michael Matheson: out (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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