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(Sports Network) - Two teams currently saddled with three-game losing streaks try to put an end to their recent struggles tonight in Montreal, where the Canadiens host the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bell Centre.

Montreal's skid is its longest this season and the club will try to salvage the finale of a three-game homestand. After dropping a 4-3 decision to the New York Rangers on Saturday, the Canadiens were stymied by Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils one night later.

Brodeur made 28 saves to record the 87th shutout of his storied career and Brian Gionta scored two goals to help New Jersey to a 3-0 victory at the Bell Centre.

The Canadiens were blanked for the first time this season and have now dropped five of their last six contests.

Montreal, which owns a 13-6-3 home record for the year, will start up a three- game road trip Thursday in Philadelphia.

Atlanta is also mired in its longest losing stretch of this campaign, although the Thrashers do still hold a comfortable eight-point advantage on second- place Carolina in the Southeast Division standings.

The Thrashers opened their current four-game road swing on a down note Saturday in Washington, as Alexander Semin scored with only 18 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Capitals to a 3-2 victory.

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