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The Canadiens look to snap a three-game winless streak on Tuesday night in Dallas

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

The Canadiens look to snap a three-game winless streak on Tuesday night when they open a two-game road trip with a tilt against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Claude Julien's troops are coming off a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night in Montreal.

Goaltender Charlie Lindgren will make his eighth straight start for the Canadiens on Tuesday.

For his part, defenseman Jordie Benn will play in front of the Stars' faithful for the first time since being traded last February.

Both Carey Price and David Schlemko accompanied the team on the road trip after returning to practice on Monday at the Bell Sports Complex. Price remains day-to-day with a minor lower-body injury. No date has been set for his return. Schlemko's return to active duty from a hand injury is still to be determined as well.

Tuesday night's contest will mark the Canadiens' first meeting against Alexander Radulov since the Russian sniper signed with Dallas over the summer. Radulov sits second on the Stars with 19 points (7g, 12a) alongside John Klingberg (4g, 15a). Captain Jamie Benn leads the way in that department with 21 points (11g, 10a).

Ken Hitchcock's club is particularly strong on home ice, having won seven of their last eight games in their own barn, including a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in their most recent outing on Saturday night.

Ben Bishop will get the start in goal for the Stars, who will be without both Martin Hanzal and Marc Methot due to injuries.

Following the game in Dallas, the Canadiens will travel to Nashville where they'll take on the Predators on Wednesday.

Puck drop on Tuesday night is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on TSN2 and RDS, as well as on TSN Radio 690 and 98,5 fm.

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