Canadiens vs. Red Wings Game Thread, lines, rosters, and how to watch

Habs look to make it two wins in a row against another Original Six rival

It’s been an up and down week for the Canadiens, as they’ve been looking to get back on track. A 7-1 loss to Minnesota was followed up by a strong statement win against the New York Rangers, and today’s matchup gives the Habs good opportunity to get momentum back in their favour.

The Habs currently sit third in the Eastern Conference standings, and are slowly returning to health after being decimated by injuries to key players. Alex Galchenyuk had a goal in his return, and looked as if he didn’t miss a game. Max Pacioretty remained hot against the Rangers as well, potting his 20th goal of the season as well as adding an assist.

Meanwhile, the Wings are on the other side of the spectrum, currently sitting third last in the Eastern Conference with 42 points. Ex-Hab Tomas Vanek is second in team scoring with 29 points, and is always dangerous with the puck. Jared Coreau will most likely start for the Wings this afternoon, he has a 4-1-1 record, .903 save percentage and 3.12 GAA.

How to watch

Puck drop: 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

In Canada: SNE (English), RDS (French)

In the United States: FS-D

Elsewhere: Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Projected Montreal Canadiens Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Sven Andrighetto
Daniel Carr Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Nathan Beaulieu Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio Zach Redmond
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injuries: David Desharnais (knee), Greg Pateryn (fractured ankle), Andrei Markov (lower-body)

Scratched: Michael McCarron, Jacob de la Rose

Detroit Red Wings Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Gustav Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou Frans Nielsen Thomas Vanek
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Dylan Larkin
Justin Abdelkader Luke Glendening Drew Miller
Left Defence Right Defence
Danny DeKeyser Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson Alexey Marchenko
Xavier Ouellet Nick Jensen
Jared Coreau
Petr Mrazek

Injuries: Niklas Kronwall (groin), Jimmy Howard (lower body), Darren Helm (shoulder), Johan Franzen (concussion)

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