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Canadiens Blog: Eyes On The Prize
We are almost to the finish line folks. Despite long ago being eliminated from the playoffs the Wings have refused to go quietly into that good night. They have found a bit of a spark since coming off that disastrous West Coast trip/10 game losing streak. Prior to blowing a 4-1 lead to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday the Wings had won three straight. Tonight, they take on the Montreal Canadiens in the penultimate game in the inaugural season in LCA.
Montreal comes in on a three-game losing streak. In fact, their last win was back on March 26th over the Wings in Montreal. Two Brendan Gallagher tallies and a couple on the power play from Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron lead the way last time. They will need the same kind of effort from those three tonight as they are 1-2-3 on the team in goals. Jonathan Drouin has chipped in well as a playmaker with 31 assists as well. Defensively they are ok, especially with Shea Weber out. Karl Alzner, Jeff Petry and Noah Juulsen led them in ice time the last time and it is likely they will again tonight. In net the usual elite Carey Price will be spelled by the not-so-elite Antti Niemi.
For those on tank watch, the Red Wings can clinch at least the sixth worst record tonight with a loss in regulation and move Montreal to one point “ahead” of them with one game left. Only two games left everyone, enjoy Red Wings hockey however you can while you still can.
DETROIT RED WINGS
Tyler Bertuzzi - Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist
Anthony Mantha – Dylan Larkin – Darren Helm
Andreas Athanasiou – Frans Nielsen – Justin Abdelkader
Luke Witkowski – Luke Glendening – Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson – Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser – Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall - Xavier Ouellet
Scratches: David Booth
Injuries: Johan Franzen (LTIR), Mike Green
Paul Byron – Jonathan Drouin – Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk – Jacob de la Rose – Artturi Lehkonen
Kerby Rychel – Logan Shaw – Charles Hudon
Daniel Carr – Michael McCarron – Byron Froese
David Schlemko – Jeff Petry
Karl Alzner – Noah Juulsen
Jordie Benn – Brett Lernout
Game Day Prediction Contest
Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.
First off, if you don't have an SBN Username, make one! We'd love to have you, plus it's much easier to track your predictions season-long. Then make your guess on the winning team, final score, and who the Red Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated. 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. Only one submission per person, please. The Red Wings 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 3 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct, you'll receive 15 points.