- M. RYDER & M. Pacioretty (14 PTS)
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- LAST 10 GAMES
- n. kadri (17 pts)
The Habs, who have earned at least a point in their last eight consecutive games, are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at Scotiabank Place. Andrei Markov tallied the lone goal for the Canadiens, who registered 45 shots on Ottawa goaltender Ben Bishop in the defeat.
The Leafs, meanwhile, earned a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski and Jay McClement scored for Toronto, who’ve won four of their last six contests.
The Leafs have bested the Canadiens in two previous meetings thus far this season, including a 6-0 shutout win in their last encounter on Feb. 9 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
James Van Riemsdyk leads the Maple Leafs with 11 goals in 20 games thus far this season.
- Michael Ryder, who was acquired Tuesday evening in a trade with Dallas for Erik Cole, will wear number 73 with the Canadiens, while Brendan Gallagher will sport number 11.
- Max Pacioretty has four goals and four assists in his last six games and Lars Eller has a goal and three assists in his last five.
- Rene Bourque is out indefinitely with a concussion.
- Phil Kessel has two goals and three assists in five games, Mikhail Grabovski has three goals in four games and Nikolai Kulemin has a goal and two assists in his last two games.
- Ben Scrivens could get the start in goal for the Maple Leafs.
- Goaltender James Reimer (knee) and forward Matt Frattin (knee) remain sidelined, while Mike Brown (lower-body injury) is questionable for Wednesday night’s contest.