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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

7:30 PM ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, Michigan

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Canadiens Blog: Eyes On The Prize

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.


Line Combinations

Red Wings' Lineup

Forwards

Dylan Larkin Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Darren Helm Pavel Datsyuk Brad Richards
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Kyle Quincey, Drew Miller, Teemu Pulkkinen

Canadiens' Lineup

Forwards

Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Sven Andrighetto
Lars Eller Tomas Plekanec Paul Byron
Tomas Fleischmann David Desharnais Dale Weise
Daniel Carr Brian Flynn Christian Thomas

Defensemen

Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Tom Gilbert

Goaltenders

Dustin Tokarski
Mike Condon

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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)

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Game Day Prediction Contest

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