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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Avalanche

The Canadiens will try to snap their winless skid on Tuesday night in Denver

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CANADIENS (30-16-8) @ AVALANCHE (14-33-2)

The Canadiens will try to get back on the winning track when they pay a visit to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on Tuesday night.

Michel Therrien's troops dropped their third consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, falling 1-0 to the Edmonton Oilers in a shootout. Al Montoya registered his second shutout of the season with a 32-save effort through 65 minutes of play. Leon Draisaitl scored in the shootout to secure the win for Todd McLellan's contingent.

The Canadiens bested the Avalanche 10-0 when the two teams last met in December at the Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty found the back of the net four times that night in the win.

The Avalanche still sit last in the overall standings with 30 points. Jared Bednar's club topped the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Saturday, but has just one victory in their last 10 outings.

Tuesday night's contest will see Mark Barberio go up against his former teammates. He was claimed off waivers by the Avalanche last Thursday. Barberio logged 20:31 of ice time in his debut with Colorado on Saturday.

Calvin Pickard, meanwhile, will get the start in goal.

Historically, the Canadiens haven't enjoyed much success at the Pepsi Center with a 2-9-1 record in the Mile High City. Their last win in Denver dates back to December 1, 2014.

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