For the past several seasons, the New York Islanders enjoyed little success against the Montreal Canadiens.
Their luck could be changing.
In a matchup of the Eastern Conference's two lowest-scoring teams, the Islanders look to beat the Canadiens for a fourth straight time Tuesday night in Montreal.
When these teams met Nov. 17 on Long Island, New York (9-12-6) scored all of its goals in the second period of a 4-3 win. P.A. Parenteau, Jay Pandolfo, Mark Streit and Matt Moulson all scored as Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov.
It was the third straight win in the series for the Islanders, who had lost 12 of the previous 15 meetings. New York hasn't won four straight over the Canadiens since Nov. 18, 1993-April 1, 1994.
The Islanders, last in the NHL with 62 goals, arrive in Montreal after a 6-3 home loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Islanders held a 3-2 lead before the game took a turn in the second period when New York defenseman Travis Ham...