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The Habs hit the road after a miserable stretch at home.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens @ Detroit Red Wings

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Red Wings region: Fox Sports Detroit
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

Perhaps a Ilya Kovalchuk is the answer Montreal needs for the last-place Detroit Red Wings. Even when the roster was mostly intact, the Canadiens couldn’t get a win against a team that now has 30 losses through the first half of the season. Goals have been hard to come by in that matchup for some reason, and that’s what Kovalchuk has done best in his career.

The Canadiens’ injured forwards are beginning to work with the team at practice again, but they’re not quite ready to return to action. The Habs will have to run with their makeshift lineup for at least one more game.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Ilya Kovalchuk
Artturi Lehkonen Max Domi Nick Suzuki
Ryan Poehling Jesperi Kotkaniemi Nick Cousins
Lukas Vejdemo Nate Thompson Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Marco Scandella Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Victor Mete

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Charlie Lindgren
Carey Price

Injured: Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Matthew Peca
Scratched: Cale Fleury, Jordan Weal

Detroit Red Wings projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tyler Bertuzzi Dylan Larkin Robby Fabbri
Luke Glendening Valtteri Filppula Filip Zadina
Darren Helm Frans Nielsen Adam Erne
Brendan Perlini Christoffer Ehn Justin Abdelkader

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Patrik Nemeth Filip Hronek
Brian Lashoff Mike Green
Alex Biega Madison Bowey

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard