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Gameday Updates: Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Updated Lineups

Red Wings

Forwards

Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Gustav Nyquist
Anthony Mantha Frans Nielsen Riley Sheahan
Andreas Athanasiou Dylan Larkin Justin Abdelkader
Luke Glendening Tomas Nosek Drew Miller

Defensemen

Dan DeKeyser Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet Robbie Russo

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (Starting)
Petr Mrazek

Power Play

PP1 – Nyquist, Nielseon, Abdelkader, Kronwall, Zetterberg

PP2 – Tatar, Larkin, Sheahan, Athanasiou, Green

Canadiens

Forwards

Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonenr Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Dwight King Steve Ott Torrey Mitchell

Defensemen

Andrei Markov Shea Weber
Brandon Davidson Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Carey Price
Al Montoya (Starting)

Power Play

PP1 – Pacioretty, Byron, Radulov, Galchenyuk, Weber

PP2 – Lehkonen, Danault, Shaw, Petry, Markov

Players to Watch

Max Pacioretty

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.

Anthony Mantha

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.