Montreal hosts Columbus after Weber’s 2-goal game
Columbus Blue Jackets (6-8-3, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (9-5-3, third in the Atlantic Division)
Montreal; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets after Shea Weber scored two goals in the Canadiens’ 3-2 win against the Kings.
The Canadiens are 3-2-3 in Eastern Conference games. Montreal is fifth in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game, led by Jonathan Drouin with seven.
The Blue Jackets are 2-2-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Columbus has scored eight power-play goals, converting on 14.3% of chances.
The teams square off Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Drouin leads the Canadiens with seven goals and has totaled 15 points. Weber has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the Blue Jackets with 11 points, scoring six goals and adding five assists. Gustav Nyquist has collected 7 points over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
Canadiens: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: None listed.
Blue Jackets Injuries: None listed.