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Game Preview: Canadiens (5-8-1) @ Blackhawks (7-5-2)

The Canadiens look to close out their three-game road trip on a high note on Sunday night in the Windy City

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

Coming off a big come-from-behind victory in Winnipeg, the Canadiens play their second game in as many nights when they battle the Blackhawks in Chicago on Sunday.

Claude Julien's contingent completed a remarkable comeback on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, fighting back from 4-2 down in the third period to earn a 5-4 overtime win over the Jets.

Goals by Tomas Plekanec and Jeff Petry knotted things up, before captain Max Pacioretty scored the game-winner in the extra frame as the Canadiens peppered Jets starter Connor Hellebuyck with 50 shots. 

Video: Pacioretty leads Habs to 5-4 overtime victory

Al Montoya, meanwhile, made 19 saves for the Canadiens to earn his second victory of the season.

The Canadiens' power play was a real force to be reckoned with in Manitoba, finding the back of the net on three occasions. Andrew Shaw scored a pair of goals with the man advantage, while Pacioretty's tally was also scored while the Jets were short-handed.

Charlie Lindgren will get the start for the Canadiens on Sunday night, with Montoya serving as his backup. Up front, Jacob De La Rose draws into the lineup as Charles Hudon is out with an upper-body injury.

For their part, the Blackhawks are coming off their second straight win on Saturday night, blanking the Wild 2-0 in Minnesota. Goaltender Corey Crawford made 24 saves to register his second consecutive shutout.

Crawford will be between the pipes again on Sunday for Chicago.

Patrick Kane has been leading the way offensively for the Blackhawks so far this season with 14 points (5g, 9a) in 14 games, while Jonathan Toews (4g, 6a) and Ryan Hartman (4g, 6a) sit tied for second with 10 points each.

The two teams last met on October 10 at the Bell Centre, with the Blackhawks skating away with a 3-1 win.

Puck drop on Sunday is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, as well as on TSN Radio 690 and 98,5 fm.

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