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



Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Red Wings region: Bally Sports Detroit+
Streaming: ESPN+, NHL Live, RDS Direct, TSN Direct

The Canadiens return home from their road trip sporting a 2-8-0 record, ranking in 30th place in the NHL with only the woeful Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes behind them. They will face a scrappy young Red Wings team in their fifth home game of the season.

The two teams have switched places from where they ended up a season ago. Montreal got into the playoffs and looked to be on the rise with a good mix of young and veteran players, while the the Red Wings only won about a third of their games to finish well outside of the post-season picture. Injuries and key departures have placed Montreal at the bottom of the standings, and Detroit is navigating a difficult section of its season schedule holding down a wildcard position.

Detroit comes to Montreal not only missing Tyler Bertuzzi, but Dylan Larkin as well who is away from the team for personal reasons. That’s two members of the normal top line out of action, which should give the Canadiens a proper chance to pull out the win. Anything less would have to be viewed as another failing of the current group.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#73 Tyler Toffoli #14 Nick Suzuki #11 Brendan Gallagher
#68 Mike Hoffman #92 Jonathan Drouin #17 Josh Anderson
#62 Artturi Lehkonen #28 Christian Dvorak #40 Joel Armia
#55 Michael Pezzetta #71 Jake Evans #60 Alex Belzile

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Ben Chiarot #26 Jeff Petry
#77 Brett Kulak #58 David Savard
#15 Sami Niku #20 Chris Wideman

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#34 Jake Allen #35 Samuel Montembeault

Detroit Red Wings projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Robby Fabbri Michael Rasmussen Lucas Raymond
Filip Zadina Pius Suter Adam Erne
Vladislav Namestnikovq Joe Veleno Sam Gagner
Givani Smith Mitchell Stephens Carter Rowney

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Danny DeKeyser Moritz Seider
Nick Leddy Filip Hronek
Mark Staal Jordan Oesterle

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Alex Nedeljkovic Thomas Greiss



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