Game Day Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings

 

Game time: 7:30 Pm.

Montreal Canadiens- (2-1-1)

Detroit Red Wings (0-3-2)

The Canadiens will face a win-less Detroit team tonight after erasing a 2-0 deficit on Saturday Night vs Pittsburgh to win 4-3 in a shootout. Unfortunately for the Canadiens the flu bug seems to be going around the locker room as Andrew Shaw in questionable for tonight’s game with the flu. Carey Price will be the back-up tonight and according to coach Julien Niemi was scheduled to start anyway.  Tomas Plekanec will play in his 1,000 career game tonight for the Habs.

Here are the lines for tonight’s game:

Forwards

Tomas Tatar-Phillip Danault-Brendan Gallagher

Jonathan Drouin-Max Domi-Artturi Lehkonen

Paul Bryon- Jesperi Kotkaniemi-Joel Armia

Charles Hudon-Tomas Plekanec-Matthew Peca

Defencemen

Victor Mete- Jeff Petry

Mike Reilly-Noah Juulsen

Xavier Ouellet- Jordie Benn

Scatches: Andrew Shaw, Jacob De La Rose, Nikita Sherbak

How the Habs can pick up the W

The Habs were able to bounce back on Saturday Night in Pittsburgh. Coming into tonight’s game the Habs should be rolling with confidence. Obviously Antti Niemi will look to have another solid start in net for the Habs. With that said no matter how he plays I expect to see Price back between the pipes on Wednesday Night.  The Habs first line looked very good on Saturday and basically got the Habs back in the game. Tonight will be a good test to see how all four lines are able to play against a struggling Red Wings team.

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