CANADIENS (16-4-2) at DUCKS (10-8-4)
(10 p.m. ET; FS-W, SNE, RDS, NHL.TV)
Canadiens team scope
The Montreal Canadiens won't change their approach against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center after starting their five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. "We've got to make sure we don't get caught up and try to play like them because we're built a certain way, to play with speed, and they're more of a grinding, offensive-zone, physical style out here in the west, especially the west coast," Montreal captain Max Pacioretty told the Canadiens website after practice Monday. Pacioretty is confident his line of center Tomas Plekanec and right wing Brendan Gallagher will boost their own offensive production and support the top line of center Alex Galchenyuk, right wing Alexander Radulov and left wing Paul Byron in the process, by playing a strong defense game to create turnovers and generate of the transition. "We got some bounces the last couple of games and hopefully we can ride that momentum, but it starts with taking care of our own end first and that's where we're effective," Pacioretty said.
Ducks team scope
Goalie John Gibson will start for Anaheim, which ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 win at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Right wing Corey Perry has 12 assists in his past 13 games, including two against San Jose, but has gone 14 games since scoring his last goal on Oct. 26, and will be trying to break that drought against Montreal goalie Carey Price, who was his Team Canada teammate when they won the World Cup of Hockey 2016 in October. "You have to get after him," Perry said in comments tweeted by the Ducks. "You have to get shots, get rebounds and cash in on your opportunities." Price, who improved to 13-1-1 on Saturday, has two shutouts, a 1.66 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage. "He's the best goalie in the league for a reason," forward Andrew Cogliano said. "We need to put pucks on the net and get traffic in front."
Canadiens projected lineup
Paul Byron -- Alex Galchenyuk -- Alexander Radulov
Max Pacioretty -- Tomas Plekanec -- Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen -- David Desharnais -- Andrew Shaw
Daniel Carr -- Torrey Mitchell -- Phillip Danault
Alexei Emelin -- Shea Weber
Andrei Markov -- Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio -- Greg Pateryn
Scratched: Zach Redmond, Chris Terry
Injured: Nathan Beaulieu (throat), Charles Hudon (sternum), Brian Flynn (upper body)
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Ondrej Kase
Ryan Garbutt -- Logan Shaw -- Chris Wagner
Cam Fowler -- Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Shea Theodore -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Jared Boll
Injured: Joseph Cramarossa (lower body), Clayton Stoner (lower body), Nate Thompson (Achilles), Simon Despres (concussion symptoms)
Montreal did not have a morning skate. ... Redmond joined the Canadiens at practice in Anaheim on Monday after he was recalled from St. John's of the AHL. He played two games with St. John's after he broke his foot at the end of training camp.
Weber has a goal and four assists in his past four games. ... Galchenyuk has three goals and one assist in his past four games. ... Radulov has a goal and three assists in four games. ... Rakell has scored a goal in four of his past five games. ... Kesler has assists in consecutive games. ... Getzlaf has nine points in 10 games since missing two games because of an upper-body injury.