7:30 PM ET, Joe Louis Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. Or something. Whatever. Bonjourno. Welcome to notre maison, you poutine-eating buttheads.
Hey, let's hockey. The last time we saw the Habs we got rocked pretty good. Fortunately for us, they are a bit of a different team right now with Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher injured. Still, a very good team. Also fortunately for us, they played the Bruins last night, so hopefully they're tired and we're well-rested.
The Wings have yet to call anyone up in response to the injuries of Drew Miller and Teemu Pulkkinen, so we can probably expect a similar lineup as we had against Washington on Tuesday. If the Red Wings are in the business of ever taking 1st in the division (they are), it's important that they can leave tonight with two points against a banged up Montreal team.
The Habs are a pretty well-rounded team. Top-five in all categories, so hopefully we see some more chances on the man advantage than we did against the Capitals. The power-play is due to heat up sooner or later.
Even with all of the key injuries, the Habs still have a handful of talented players like Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban, and Alex Galchenyuk. The Wings will certainly have their hands full against of the best teams in the league.
Red Wings' Lineup
|Dylan Larkin||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Darren Helm||Pavel Datsyuk||Brad Richards|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Tatar|
|Joakim Andersson||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Danny DeKeyser||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|
|Max Pacioretty||Alex Galchenyuk||Sven Andrighetto|
|Lars Eller||Tomas Plekanec||Paul Byron|
|Tomas Fleischmann||David Desharnais||Dale Weise|
|Daniel Carr||Brian Flynn||Christian Thomas|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Alexei Emelin||Jeff Petry|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Tom Gilbert|
|CANADIENS||THE MATCH-UP||RED WINGS|
|19-7-3 (1st in Atlantic, 41 pts)||Record||15-8-5 (2nd in Atlantic, 35 pts)|
|3.32 (2nd in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.57 (16th in NHL)|
|2.21 (4th in NHL)||Goals Against Per Game||2.54 (14th in NHL)|
|22.2% (5th in NHL)||Power Play %||17% (22nd in NHL)|
|86.3% (3rd in NHL)||Penalty Kill %||81% (13th in NHL)|
|Max Pacioretty (13 goals)||Goal Leader||Dylan Larkin (11 goals)|
|Tomas Plekanec (25 points)||Points Leader||Henrik Zetterberg (22 points)|
Game Day Prediction Contest
Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.
Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.
Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.