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The Canadiens go for the 6th win a row tonight against the Red Wings.

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After making history on Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens are back in the same building that is slowly become the setting of its own legendary moments, such as the Canadiens winning their 5th game in a row to start the season for the first time in their history. Only two teams remain unbeaten at this point in the season: the Canadiens and the San Jose Sharks who sit at 4-0-0.

The Detroit Red Wings were among the club of unbeaten teams until last night until they gave up a loss to the Carolina Hurricanes who earned their first win of the season on a 36-20 shot on net (56-38CF) performance. Based off last night's performance, the Red Wings will be looking to rebound but are without a number of key players including Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen. Relying on their impeccable structure and the goal-scoring touch of Justin Abdelkader, the Red Wings are certainly capable of handing the Canadiens their first loss of the season despite being understaffed.

Meanwhile, the Canadiens have made no changes to the winning line-up that has come together early in the season to create history. It is indeed surprising the Canadiens have never won 5 in a row to start a season in their history, but not to be discarded. The Canadiens would have to win 5 games more in a row to tie the NHL record of 10 wins in a row to start a season owned by the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres and 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs. With Carey Price in the net, anything is possible. With the Habs also scoring at a frequency of 3.2 goals-per game in the first 5 games, they are playing the type of hockey they need to in order to win games.

The puck drops at 7:00PM EDT.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): TVA Sports
In Canada (English): CBC
In the Red Wings' region: FS-D
In the US: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
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
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Tom Gilbert
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Mike Condon

Scratched: Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi, Paul Byron
Injuries:
Michael Bournival (post-concussion syndrome)

Detroit Red Wings Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar Brad Richards Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Teemu Pulkkinen
Drew Miller Joakim Andersson Landon Ferraro
Left Defense
Right Defense
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Mike Green
Danny Dekeyser Jakub Kindl
Goaltenders
Peter Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Alexey Marchenko, Joakim Andersson
Injuries: Pavel Datsyuk (ankle), Darren Helm (shoulder, concussion), Danny DeKeyser (foot), Johan Franzen (concussion-like symtpoms)

Check out the enemy over at Wingin' It in Motown.