The Montreal Canadiens will try to continue their League-leading start when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, RDS).
Montreal has 13 victories in its first 16 games, including a 3-2 win in its previous visit to Consol Energy Center on Oct. 13. That loss dropped the Penguins to 0-3-0; however, Pittsburgh has won nine of its 11 games since then, including three of four on a Canadian road trip.
Goaltender Carey Price will be in Pittsburgh as part of the annual dads' trip, but he'll sit out his fifth consecutive game because of a lower-body injury. Rookie backup Mike Condon has more than picked up the slack; he's 3-0-1 in Price's absence and was the NHL's Third Star last week. In his seven games, Condon is 6-0-1 with a League-leading 1.57 goals-against average.
||Tale of the tape
|13-2-1 (1st, Atlantic)
||9-5-0 (4th, Metropolitan)
||Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record
||Streak vs. Opponent
|3-0-0 @ Pittsburgh
||Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
||0-2-1 vs. Canadiens
||Stanley Cup Championships
||Hall of Fame Members
||Most Famous Alumnus
||Hart Trophy Winners
|Mark Recchi (1995-99)
||Best Player in Common
||Mark Recchi (1988-92; 2005-07)