The Canadiens are in New York looking to improve to 2-0 on their current 4 game road trip.
The Rangers are mired in a 5-game losing streak, their longest of the season. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't won since December 30th, when the Rangers came from behind to win 4-3 in overtime against, that's right, you guessed it, the Canadiens. Brendan Shanahan was the hero in OT, as he took a feed from Chris Drury for a breakaway and unloaded a wrister from way out that beat a frozen Cristobal Huet.
The Habs are the reciprocal of the Rangers at this point in time. They are having no trouble scoring goals, they are getting solid goaltending, and they are winning games, as they are 5-0-2 in their last 7. Alex Kovalev has 10 points (4-6) in that span. He is the league leader in Power Play points with 25.
No lineup changes are expected as of now.