Montreal visits New York after shootout win

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Montreal Canadiens (7-21-3, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (8-12-6, eighth in the Metropolitan)

Elmont; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -198, Canadiens +164

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host Montreal after the Canadiens beat Philadelphia 3-2 in a shootout.

The Islanders are 4-9-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York serves 11.4 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Zdeno Chara leads the team serving 57 total minutes.

The Canadiens are 4-12-1 in Eastern Conference play. Montreal scores 2.1 goals per game, the least in the league. Nicholas Suzuki leads them with six total goals.

In their last meeting on Nov. 4, New York won 6-2. Brock Nelson scored a team-high four goals for the Islanders in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nelson leads the Islanders with 10 goals and has 13 points. Mathew Barzal has eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.

Suzuki leads the Canadiens with six goals and has 18 points. Jonathan Drouin has 6 points over the last 10 games for Montreal.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-3-4, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.

Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Robin Salo: out (covid-19), Matt Martin: out (covid-19), Kyle Palmieri: day to day (lower body), Mathew Barzal: out (covid-19).

Canadiens: Artturi Lehkonen: out (health and safety protocols), Christian Dvorak: out (lower-body).

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

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