Morning Skate: Canadiens at Red Wings
7:00p ET, Joe Louis Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Habs Blog: Eyes On The Prize
Friday was wonderful. It was simply fun. When the Red Wings play like that it makes you fall in love with hockey all over again. Add in the fact it was against the Blackhawks and it might've been the perfect hockey game (okay so not perfect but it was damn great. The perfect hockey game still remains game 7 of the 2002 western conference finals).
But Friday is over. It's on to Montreal. The Wings should've beaten them a few weeks ago. Pavel should've had a beauty of a goal. Detroit should have another point. Sadly none of that exists. Tonight the Wings can make up for all of that. They get the Habs on the second night of a back-to-back. Take advantage of the opportunity. Gain ground in the Atlantic and continue to solidfy that playoff position.
The Expected Lineups
|Johan Franzen||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Tomas Jurco||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Darren Helm|
|Joakim Andersson||Luke Glendening||Drew Miller|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Jakub Kindl||Brendan Smith|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
Scratches: Brian Lashoff, Daniel Cleary & Andrej Nestrasil
Injuries: Stephen Weiss (groin)
Player to Fear: P.K. Subban because he's really good.
X-Factor: Carey Price because he can also be really good.
Familiar Faces: None.
- The Red Wings are 203-273-96-1 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the Montreal Canadiens.
- Howard is 3-2-1 with a 2.92 GAA and .895 SV% in 6 games against the Habs./