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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Islanders

The Habs are the only team in the NHL to remain unbeaten in regulation

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MTL (5-0-1) @ NYI (3-3-0)

The Canadiens are in Brooklyn to face the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

On Monday opposite Philadelphia, Brendan Gallagher deflected Alexander Radulov's shot from the point during the third period to propel the Habs a fourth-straight win -- their fifth this season. In the win, Radulov (1G-2A) registered a season-best three points, while Shea Weber tallied a goal and an assist to improve to a team-best seven points on the year.

Carey Price made 31 saves against the Flyers, including a number of spectacular ones at the end of the game, earning him the night's third star.

It will be Al Montoya who will get the start in Brooklyn however, as the Canadiens get set to play back-to-back games against the Islanders and Lightning on Wednesday and Thursday.

Montoya will face his former team in the Islanders, with whom he played 52 games between 2010 and 2012.

He'll have his work cut out for him in stopping John Tavares and co., who are coming off a 6-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. The Islanders captain scored twice in the effort, in addition to registering an assist.

Aside from between the pipes, Michel Therrien's lineup should be the same as on Monday, with Greg Pateryn playing in place of Mikhail Sergachev.

At the other end of the ice, it's Thomas Greiss who will start in goal for the Isles.

Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., and will be broadcast on SN1 and RDS

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