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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Devils

The Canadiens wrap up their two-game road trip on Monday night in New Jersey

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MTL (33-21-8) @ NJ (25-25-11)

After besting the Maple Leafs on Saturday night in overtime in Toronto, the Canadiens will be looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time since early January on Monday night in New Jersey.

Following the morning skate, head coach Claude Julien confirmed that Al Montoya would get the start in goal in the Garden State. Cory Schneider will be between the pipes for the Devils.

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It was Montoya who downed the Devils when the Canadiens last visited the Prudential Center on January 20. He made 35 saves in a 3-1 win. Alex Galchenyuk (1g-2a) and Alexander Radulov (3a) collected three points apiece.

The Devils, meanwhile, have lost their last three games, including dropping a 4-3 decision to the New York Rangers in overtime on Saturday.

Taylor Hall (14g-27a) leads the Devils with 41 points on the year, while Kyle Palmieri is New Jersey's leading goal-scorer with 18 markers.

The Canadiens won their first two meetings of the season over the Devils.

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

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