Series (Game 1 of 1)
Montreal leads 1-0
(36-26-2, 80 pts)
(25-19-7, 73 pts)
10:00 PM ET, March 6, 2004
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
M. Garon (Canadiens - G): Saves: 46, Save Pct.: .958
R. Zednik (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1
E. Belanger (Kings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens try to record
their seventh victory in eight games when they visit the Los
Angeles Kings on Saturday at the Staples Center.
The Canadiens have won six of their last seven contests,
including a 4-3 triumph at Phoenix on Friday.
Richard Zednik and Saku Koivu each had a goal and an assist for
Montreal, which climbed within three points of sixth-place New
Jersey in the Eastern Conference.
The Kings are coming off a 1-1 tie against Minnesota on
Luc Robitaille scored and Cristobal Huet recorded 31 saves for
Los Angeles, which was opening a three-game homestand.
Los Angeles is in eighth place in the Western Conference, one
point behind Calgary and four ahead of St. Louis.
This is the only encounter between the teams this season. The
teams split two games last season with each winning at home.