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7:00p ET, Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

TV: FSD

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio

Canadiens Blog: Eyes on the Prize

The good news is that the Red Wings have strung two wins together on the back of some spectacular play in goal by Jimmy Howard. The other good news, Anthony Mantha has been recalled to the team and will make his season debut tonight. Mantha has two NHL goals, and both of them came against the Canadiens. It is not all good news though.

If the Red Wings want to extend their winning ways to three games they are going to have to do it against the team with the best record in the NHL right now. The 10-0 drubbing from Columbus aside, the Canadiens have been very difficult to play against in the early part of the season with Carey Price back in goal and the additions of Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and Alexander Radulov over the summer. The worse news for the Wings though is that the reason Mantha is up is because they had to place Andreas Athanasiou on IR with a sprained knee. This will be another chance for the Red Wings to test themselves against one of the best teams in the NHL and a real chance for Mantha to grab a hold of a roster spot and not let go.

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Dylan Larkin

Henrik Zetterberg

Gustav Nyquist

Tomas Tatar

Frans Nielsen

Anthony Mantha

Riley Sheahan

Darren Helm

Justin Abdelkader

Tyler Bertuzzi

Luke Glendening

Steve Ott


Defensemen

Danny DeKesyer

Mike Green

Niklas Kronwall

Brendan Smith

Jonathan Ericcson

Alexey Marchenko


Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (Starting)

Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Drew Miller, Ryan Sproul, Xavier Ouellet

Injuries: Andreas Athansiou (sprained knee), Tomas Vanek (mid-body injury), Tomas Jurco (back), Johan Franzen (concussion), Joe Vitale (concussion)

Canadiens Lineup

Forwards

Paul Byron

Alex Galchenyuk

Alexander Radulov

Sven Andrighetto

Tomas Plekanec

Brendan Gallagher

Max Pacioretty

Phillip Danault

Andrew Shaw

Daniel Carr

Torrey Mitchell

Brian Flynn


Defensemen

Alexei Emelin

Shea Weber

Andrei Markov

Jeff Petry

Nathan Beaulieu

Joel Hanley


Goaltenders

Carey Price

Al Montoya

RED WINGS

THE MATCHUP

CANADIENS

8-6-1 (17 pts, t2nd in Atlantic)

Record

12-1-1 (25 pts; 1st in Atlantic)

2.57 (19th in NHL)

Goals Per Game

3.23 (4th in NHL)

2.64 (17th)

Goals Against Per Game

2.23 (4th)

16.7% (19th)

Power Play %

18.6% (14th)

80.4% (t18th)

Penalty Kill %

78.9% (23rd)

Dylan Larkin (5)

Goals Leader

Alex Galchenyuk (6)

Zetterberg/Green/Nyquist  (10)

Points Leader

Alex Galchenyuk (14)

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Game Day Prediction Contest

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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.