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Wednesday Night Rivalry: Penguins host Canadiens

by John Kreiser /

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) 2015-16 Record 9-5-0 (4th, Metropolitan)
3273-2118-837-120 All-Time Record 1646-1598-383-105
119-54-23-6 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 60-111-23-8
2-0-1 Streak vs. Opponent 0-1-0
3-0-0 @ Pittsburgh Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent 0-2-1 vs. Canadiens
24 Stanley Cup Championships 3
54 Hall of Fame Members 10
Maurice Richard Most Famous Alumnus Mario Lemieux
17 Hart Trophy Winners 7
82 Postseason Appearances 30
Mark Recchi (1995-99) Best Player in Common Mark Recchi (1988-92; 2005-07)
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