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Weekly overview

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Tuesday Dec. 1

Blue Jackets 10-15-0

8th Metropolitan div. — 15th Eastern conf.

Bell Centre, Montreal, 7:30 p.m. EST

RDS, SNE

2014-15 Record: 3-0-0

After defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night in overtime thanks to Cam Atkinson, the Blue Jackets, who had a slow start to the 2015-16 season, fell 3-1 to St. Louis Saturday night.

Player to watch: Sergei Bobrovsky: The Russian netminder has six wins in his last eight starts, including a 39-save shutout victory over the Nashville Predators.

Thursday Dec. 3

Capitals 17 - 5 - 1

1st Metropolitan div. — 2nd Eastern conf.

Bell Centre, Montreal, 7:30 p.m. EST

RDS, CITYM

In 2014-15 vs Capitals: 2-0-1

Heading into this week, the 2nd place Capitals trail only the Canadiens atop the Eastern Conference standings, setting up a big matchup against the Habs Thursday night.

Player to watch: One of the most dangerous snipers in the NHL will be on the Habs radar Thursday night as Ovechkin has collected 22 goals and 38 points in just 36 career games against the Canadiens.

Saturday Dec. 5

Hurricanes 8 - 11 - 4

7th Metropolitan div. — 14th Eastern conf.

PNC Arena, Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

TVA Sports, SN

In 2015-16 vs. Hurricanes: 3-0-0

Sitting near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the Hurricanes look to move past a recent five game losing streak with two wins in their last four games.

Player to watch: Justin Faulk: The rearguard is leading the charge for the Hurricanes with 18 points in 23 games, including a league leading eight goals on the power play.

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