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Morning Skate OR Entraînement Matinal

(I probably do not have that anywhere near correct, but that's what you get when you use online translators.If you know the proper way, shoot me an e-mail)  Reader DamienBixlan has corrected my prior idiocy, and I thank him.

I probably don't have enough time to get a full preview up today as I'm backed up with work but here's the skinny:

  • The Red Wings are trying to end their little skid of three games without a win but they face one of the surprises this season in the NHL. No, it's not a surprise that the Canadiens are doing well, they made the playoffs last year after all. It's a surprise how well they are doing. A lot expected Carey Price to flounder after Jaroslav Halak bolted for St. Louis and although the jury's still out since the season is young, he does lead the NHL in wins with 17 and is top-5 in SV% and GAA.
  • The Habs have four players with 9 goals to lead the team in scoring: Brian Gionta, Mike Cammaleri, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn.
  • As for Detroit, Jimmy Howard will start in goal and try to break off this little "slump" he's having. The Wings may need to rely heavily on Howard tonight with the way Price is playing at the other end of the ice.
  • No Georges Laraque. Yay!

Score/player prediction form after the jump.

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