Series (Game 4 of 4)

Montreal leads 4-0

Game 1: Thursday, October 16th
Game 2: Monday, December 22nd
Game 3: Saturday, January 10th
Game 4: Tuesday, February 3rd

Canadiens 4

(27-20-2, 62 pts)

Penguins 3

(11-36-3, 30 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 3, 2004

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
MTL 2 2 04
PIT 2 1 03

N. Sundstrom (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Ward (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

R. Fata (Penguins - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Montreal (26-20-6-2) at Pittsburgh (11-35-5-3) 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins try to avoid matching their franchise record for consecutive losses when they host the Montreal Canadiens at Mellon Arena on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh has lost 10 straight games since beating Philadelphia on the road, 2-1, on January 12. The Penguins lost 11 in a row from January 22-February 10, 1983.

On Sunday, Pittsburgh lost at Boston, 4-1, for its 16th loss in 18 games since December 31.

Aleksey Morozov scored a power-play goal in the first period to stake the Penguins to a 1-0 lead, but they gave up four goals in the third period, including three to Glen Murray.

Pittsburgh already has dropped a team-record nine straight home games since beating Chicago on December 29, 1-0.

The Canadiens had lost four of their previous five games before beating Chicago on Sunday, 6-4.

Niklas Sundstrom contributed one goal and two assists for Montreal, which took a 5-1 lead into the third period before barely holding on. Sundstrom iced the contest with an empty-net tally with 50 seconds left.

The Canadiens have outscored the Penguins by 16-2 in their first three meetings this season, including an 8-0 rout here on January 13. In that contest, Montreal's Sheldon Souray set a team record for points by a defenseman with one goal and five assists.