Liveblog: Habs face Wings in Friday night Original Six matchup
Jake Allen gets the nod in goal again as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena.
Puck drop just after 7 p.m. (TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).
Bad news for the inexperienced blue line: new acquisition Mike Matheson is out eight weeks with an abdominal strain. Corey Schueneman was recalled from the Laval Rocket.
At forward, veteran Jonathan Drouin will be a healthy scratch yet again. He didn’t suit up in Wednesday’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Wings made some big offseason acquisitions (Andrew Copp, David Perron, former Hab Ben Chiarot) in the hopes of returning to respectability after a few years in the wilderness.