Series (Game 3 of 4)

Montreal leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, December 29th
Game 2: Saturday, January 3rd
Game 3: Wednesday, January 14th
Game 4: Tuesday, February 17th

Canadiens 2

(23-16-2, 53 pts)

Jets 1

(19-20-2, 44 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2004

Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

1 2 3 T
MTL 0 1 12
WPG 0 0 11

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

Montreal (22-16-5-2) at Atlanta (19-19-4-2) 7:30 pm EST

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 at Phoenix.

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 January 3.