A couple updates so far.
In case you have not heard, the Red Wings recalled Ben Street from Grand Rapids as an emergency call-up for a yet to be named forward. The most recent word is that they will see how the unnamed player does during warmups before deciding if Ben Street will make his Red Wings debut tonight or not.
The second update involves Montreal, namely that former Michigan product Al Montoya will be in the net tonight instead of Carey Price.
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Anthony Mantha||Frans Nielsen||Riley Sheahan|
|Andreas Athanasiou||Dylan Larkin||Justin Abdelkader|
|Luke Glendening||Tomas Nosek||Drew Miller|
|Dan DeKeyser||Nick Jensen|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Xavier Ouellet||Robbie Russo|
|Jimmy Howard (Starting)|
PP1 – Nyquist, Nielseon, Abdelkader, Kronwall, Zetterberg
PP2 – Tatar, Larkin, Sheahan, Athanasiou, Green
|Max Pacioretty||Alex Galchenyuk||Alexander Radulov|
|Paul Byron||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Artturi Lehkonenr||Phillip Danault||Andrew Shaw|
|Dwight King||Steve Ott||Torrey Mitchell|
|Andrei Markov||Shea Weber|
|Brandon Davidson||Jeff Petry|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Jordie Benn|
|Al Montoya (Starting)|
PP1 – Pacioretty, Byron, Radulov, Galchenyuk, Weber
PP2 – Lehkonen, Danault, Shaw, Petry, Markov
Players to Watch
Take Max Pacioretty off the Canadiens and the stats from their forwards look very similar to the Red Wings. Slowing down the former Michigan Wolverine is easier said than done this season but if the Red Wings want to win they are going to have to find a way to do it.
The big Red Wing winger has hit a rough patch lately but he really seems to enjoy playing against his childhood team. Look for a return to Montreal and getting to play in front of family and friends to light a spark in Big Tony tonight.