Posted March 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Montreal Canadiens tend to have little trouble with the New York Islanders. Lately, most opponents have enjoyed facing the Islanders - especially when hosting them. The Canadiens look to continue their dominance of last-place New York when they conclude the season series Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Montreal (28-32-12) is 14-2-4 over its last 20 meetings with the Islanders (28-32-11), winning seven of 10 matchups at home with all three defeats coming after regulation. That dominance continued Feb. 9 on Long Island, as Max Pacioretty netted a hat trick in a 4-2 victory as the Canadiens improved to 2-1-0 in the season series. That success is one thing keeping Montreal from residing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The club leads New York by one point. The Canadiens have surged out of the cellar by going 3-0-2 in their last five games. They missed out on a point Friday, however, giving up a third-period goal before surrendering another in overtime to lose 2-1 at...
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