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Gameday Updates: Wings vs. Canadiens, Projected Lineups, Keys to the Game

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However, we did get some info from Blashill:

Kulfan makes it sound like Daley expects to play, so if he’s in, expect the Wings to go back to 11/7 (not reflected in the lineups below). If that’s true, it’s anybody’s guess as to who would come out, but Frans Nielsen didn’t practice with the team yesterday after taking a hard hit against the Kings on Tuesday.

With the Drouin news, the Habs have recalled Daniel Carr from the AHL, but we’re not sure where the lines will play out with that yet.

Lineups

UPDATE:

Canadiens Expected Lineups

Forwards

Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Alex Galchenyuk Not Jonathan Drouin Paul Byron
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Nicolas Deslauriers Jacob De La Rose Byron Froese


Defensemen

Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Joe Morrow Jordie Benn
Jakub Jerabek David Schlemko


Goaltenders

Antti Niemi
Carey Price

Keys to the Game

Rolie Polie Goalies

Carey Price is back in action for the Habs and doesn’t seem to have missed a beat, however with the Habs having played last night it may be decided that he gets a rest today and sees us on Saturday.

The Habs have an interesting goalie situation right now in that Carey Price is just back from injury but Antti Niemi was claimed off waivers by the Habs just over two weeks ago as seasoned veteran Al Montoya is out indefinitely with a concussion. As for the younger guys, Charlie Lindgren has been playing solid backup and Zach Fucale will be looking to get in the mix as well in another season or two.

As for the Wings? You know Blash, he tries to keep his secrets but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mrazek get the nod one of these two games.

Slump-schmump

Henrik Zetterberg is always his harshest critic, and he is something of an offensive slump - at least according to the scoresheet. To be fair, he has been setting the table for guys who just aren’t finishing the job. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hank go quiet for a stretch, and he usually comes storming back just destroying everything in his path, and something tells me he’s going to be ruining some lives sooner rather than later.

Puck —> Habs net

That’s all I have to say about that.

Let’s Go Red Wings!