Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Canadiens +119, Islanders -142; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders visit Montreal after the Canadiens shut out Detroit 3-0. Jake Allen earned the victory in the net for Montreal after recording 22 saves.
Montreal finished 24-21-11 overall with a 13-11-4 record at home a season ago. The Canadiens scored 158 total goals last season, 29 on power plays and nine shorthanded.
New York finished 32-17-7 overall and 11-13-4 on the road during the 2020-21 season. The Islanders scored 152 total goals last season while collecting 249 assists.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Jonathan Drouin: day to day (upper body).
Islanders: None listed.