Montreal visits Dallas on 9-game road skid
Montreal Canadiens (7-25-5, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Dallas Stars (18-15-2, sixth in the Central)
Dallas; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Stars -281, Canadiens +224; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal visits Dallas looking to end its nine-game road losing streak.
The Stars are 14-3-1 at home. Dallas leads the Western Conference with 4.8 assists per game, led by Jason Robertson averaging 0.7.
The Canadiens are 2-15-4 on the road. Montreal scores 2.1 goals per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Nicholas Suzuki leads the team with seven total goals.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joe Pavelski leads the Stars with 15 goals and has 36 points. Robertson has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Jonathan Drouin leads the Canadiens with 19 points, scoring six goals and adding 13 assists. Sami Niku has three assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.
Canadiens: 1-7-2, averaging 1.6 goals, 2.6 assists, 4.5 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.
INJURIES: Stars: Jason Robertson: day to day (lower body), Alexander Radulov: out (covid-19).
Canadiens: Rafael Harvey-Pinard: out (health protocols), Louie Belpedio: out (covid-19), Alex Belzile: out (health protocols), Gianni Fairbrother: out (covid-19), Jake Allen: day to day (undisclosed).