Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game




Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Taro Hirose - Andreas Athanasiou - Luke Glendening
Valtteri Filppula - Christoffer Ehn - Adam Erne
Darren Helm - Jacob de la Rose - Justin Abdelkader

Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Patrick Nemeth - Mike Green
Dennis Cholowski - Madison Bowey

Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard


Tomas Tatar - Phillip Danault - Brenden Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen - Max Domi - Nick Suzuki
Jonathan Drouin - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia
Paul Byron - Nate Thompson - Jordan Weal

Victor Mete - Shea Weber
Ben Chiarot - Jeff Petry
Mike Reilly - Christian Folin

Carey Price
Keith Kinkaid

Keys to the Game:

How ‘bout a side for them meatballs? Can we get a goal from another line of forwards? Larkin, Mantha, and Bertuzzi have been great to start the season, and they will have to be great all season for this team to have success, but the Red Wings will need more firepower from somewhere else to win games.

Time for a young defenseman not named Hronek to separate himself from the crowd. I am really, really curious to see what Yzerman will do when Ericsson and Daley get back if Kaski and Cholowski are both playing really well. It’s a fascinating early season test to see what Red Wings fans have got in their new GM and his organizational philosophy.

Don’t let Tomas Tatar do the thing ex-Red Wings do. Former Red Wings have notoriously scored back-breaking goals against their old team, and Detroit’s recent history with Montreal has been real lopsided in a real bad way. Given that Detroit will have to score at least, say, seven goals to win this one, try to hold ol’ Tats to one hat trick, okay?