Series (Game 3 of 4)
Montreal leads 3-1
(23-16-2, 53 pts)
(19-20-2, 44 pts)
7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2004
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
J. Theodore (Canadiens - G): Saves: 36, Save Pct.: .973
B. Dafoe (Jets - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .935
M. Ribeiro (Canadiens - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens try to extend the
Atlanta Thrashers' season-high winless streak to eight games
when they meet at Philips Arena on Wednesday.
The Thrashers are 0-5-1-1 since winning three straight games
from December 20-26.
On Sunday, Atlanta ended a six-game losing streak with a 1-1 tie
Randy Robitaille scored a power-play goal 6:16 into the contest
to end Coyotes goaltender Brian Boucher's NHL-record shutout
streak at 332:01.
The Canadiens improved to 6-1-1 over their last eight games with
a 5-2 home triumph over St. Louis on Tuesday.
Rookie Michael Ryder scored for the fifth time in as many games
and Mike Ribeiro added a goal and an assist for Montreal, which
has scored 13 goals over its last two games.
The Thrashers have lost both of the teams' first two meetings
this season, 2-1 here on December 29 and 5-1 at Montreal on