CANADIENS (1-5-1) at DUCKS (2-3-1)
10 p.m. ET; PRIME, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV
The Montreal Canadiens will try to avoid matching their worst eight-game start since 1941 when they play the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday. The Canadiens have lost six in a row and are one of two NHL teams (Arizona Coyotes) without a regulation victory this season.
The Ducks are playing the second game of seven straight against Eastern Conference opponents. They've gone 10-2-1 at home against teams from the East since a 2-1 victory against Montreal on Nov. 29, 2016.
Anaheim has scored two goals in its past two games a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday and a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. John Gibson will start in goal.
The Canadiens, who conclude a three-game California road trip, lost 5-2 at the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday and lost 5-1 at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Carey Price will start.
Video: MTL@SJS: Price shuts the door on Thornton's wrister
Players to watch
Montreal defenseman Shea Weber, who spent 11 seasons with the Nashville Predators and played Anaheim plenty, has 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 36 career games against the Ducks, including five power-play goals.
Center Antoine Vermette leads current Ducks players in points against the Canadiens with 13 (10 goals, three assists) in 43 career games. He currently leads the NHL in face-off win percentage among players with at least 40 face-offs taken (67.5).
Video: MTL@SJS: Weber hammers scorching one-timer past Jones
They said it
"You've got to get mean, you've got to get ugly, you've got to get dirty, and you've got to get aggressive." -- Montreal forward Andrew Shaw on how to end the losing streak
"We're six games in, but it feels like January already, in terms of how you're fighting for points and fighting for wins." -- Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano
Canadiens projected lineup
Max Pacioretty -- Jonathan Drouin -- Alex Galchenyuk
Artturi Lehkonen -- Tomas Plekanec -- Ales Hemsky
Paul Byron -- Phillip Danault -- Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon -- Jacob De La Rose -- Brendan Gallagher
Victor Mete -- Shea Weber
Karl Alzner -- Jeff Petry
Joe Morrow -- Jordie Benn
Scratched: Brandon Davidson, Torrey Mitchell
Injured: David Schlemko (hand)
Ducks projected lineup
Andrew Cogliano -- Rickard Rakell -- Jakob Silfverberg
Ondrej Kase -- Antoine Vermette -- Corey Perry
Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Chris Wagner
Jared Boll -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Logan Shaw
Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Jaycob Megna -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer
Injured: Ryan Getzlaf (lower body), Patrick Eaves (lower body), Ryan Miller (upper body), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), Hampus Lindholm (shoulder surgery), Sami Vatanen (shoulder surgery)
Getzlaf skated on Friday, but he and Eaves remain day to day after missing the past game and four of the past six. Vatanen and Lindholm have been practicing, but have not been cleared.
The Ducks are the only NHL team with short-handed goals from two defensemen, Fowler and Montour. … Price finished fifth in the League with a 2.23 goals-against average last season. He enters Friday with a 3.56 GAA, which is 28th among NHL goalies with at least four appearances this season.