The Montreal Canadiens couldn't hang on to a two-goal lead in their last game. The Carolina Hurricanes came up short after being down by three.
Both clubs are looking for a full 60-minute effort.
Montreal goes for its third consecutive home win in this matchup Wednesday night while the Hurricanes try to end a five-game road losing streak.
Leading by two after former Hurricane Erik Cole and Max Pacioretty each notched second-period goals, the Canadiens (7-7-3) were denied a third straight victory Monday, losing 3-2 in a shootout to Buffalo.
While the club's top line of Pacioretty, Cole and David Desharnais has produced four goals and five assists in the last three games, Montreal's defense is a work in progress. A number of young blueliners, including P.K. Subban, Yannick Weber, Raphael Diaz and Alexei Emelin, have had to step in with veterans Andrei Markov (knee) and Chris Campoli (leg) out.
To make matters worse, Jaroslav Spacek left the loss to the Sabres with an upper-body i...