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GAME: Nashville Predators (14-12-2-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-13-4-1).

TIME: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST.

The Nashville Predators look to avoid going winless in a season-high five straight games as they try for their first ever road win against the Montreal Canadiens.

Nashville's winless streak reached a season high-tying four games with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks at home Tuesday. Prior to the skid, the Predators had won a franchise-record six straight.

The Canucks took a 1-0 lead in the second period before Rem Murray tied it for Nashville with less than seven minutes left in regulation with a short-handed goal. Vancouver, however, won it at 1:19 of overtime when Predators goalie Tomas Vokoun was screened.

"I was trying to look for it, but everyone was kind of scrambling in front of me," Vokoun said. "I think it went to the far side of the net, but I don't really know because I never saw the puck until after it was in the net."

Despite the loss, Nashville coach Barry Trotz liked what he saw from his club.

"I give our team a lot of credit," Trotz said. "We were down by a goal with seven minutes to go in the game and we found a way to get a point. I'm disappointed in the end result because the guys put a lot into it."

Nashville has lost each of its first three visits to Montreal, getting outscored 10-5 in those games.

The Canadiens are playing well of late, with just two losses in their last 10 contests (5-2-3).

Montreal went unbeaten for the second straight game, skating to a 1-1 tie at home with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. Goalie Jose Theodore made 30 saves, and Craig Rivet scored for Montreal, which has earned points in six of its last eight home games.

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