Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens, Line Combinations, Start Time, TV Schedule

7:00p ET, Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NHL Network (U.S.), CBC, TVA S

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Canadiens Blog: Eyes On The Prize

After last night's terrible loss to the Carolina Hurricanes the Wings are looking to redeem themselves. And tonight they not only face a very good hockey team, but also a division rival.

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off of a 3-0 win over the Rangers on Thursday and have started their season winning five games out of five. They are playing well and will certainly be looking to continue their current trend against the Wings tonight.

Petr Mrazek is starting for the Wings tonight, which was decided prior to last night's game. Danny DeKeyser is back from his injury and will almost certainly play tonight, but we do not know who will sit if he does. Also, Alexei Marchenko was sent to Grand Rapids yesterday as a result of DeKeyser's return.

This is the first meeting between the Red Wings and the Canadiens this season. Come April, the two points that are up for grabs tonight may very well factor into the Wings' and Canadiens' playoff equations. So there is only one thing to do: win!

The Expected Lineups (Subject To Change)


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar Brad Richards Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Teemu Pulkkinen
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Landon Ferraro


Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Mike Green
Brendan Smith Jakub Kindl


Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Danny DeKeyser, Joakim Andersson

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm

The Expected Canadiens Lineup


Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller Alex Galchenyuk Alexander Semin
Tomas Fleischmann David Desharnais Dale Weise
Brian Flynn Torrey Mitchell Devante Smith-Pelly


Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Tom Gilbert


Carey Price (starting)
Mike Condon

Scratches: Paul Byron, Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi

Let's Go Red Wings!!!


Game Day Prediction Contest

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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. 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. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. 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 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.