Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Preview: Time for Redemption

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Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings visit the Montreal Canadiens for the second time in 11 days.  Game time at Bell Centre is 7:00 PM ET.

Montreal won the first meeting between the teams, 6-1.

Red Wings Notes

  • Top Scorer Tyler Bertuzzi will miss his second consecutive game (not vaccinated against Covid-19)
  • Lucas Raymond continues to produce (4G-5A-9PTS) offensively for the Red Wings.  Raymond leads all NHL rookies in scoring
  • Dylan Larkin has 3G-5A-8PTS in his first eight games
  • Defenseman Moritz Seider has eight assists in his first nine NHL games.  He currently sits second in NHL rookie scoring behind Raymond.
  • Goaltender Thomas Greiss has won three of his first five starts of the season
  • Joe Veleno played his first game of the season and scored one goal and assisted on another.  He earned the 3rd star of the game against Toronto on Saturday
  • Detroit is currently 13th in league standings

Detroit Projected Lineup


Robby Fabbri  – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Joe Veleno – Pius SuterFilip Zadina

Vladislav NamestnikovMichael RasmussenSam Gagner

Givani SmithMitchell StephensCarter Rowney


Nick LeddyFilip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc StaalJordan Oesterle


Alex Nedeljkovic (Starting)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi (Not vaccinated against Covid-19), Adam Erne (Day-to-Day), Gustav Lindstrom (undisclosed), Troy Stecher (Healthy)

Canadiens Notes

  • After losing the first five games to start the season, the Canadiens are 2-2 in their last four games.
  • Jonathan Drouin continues to lead the Canadiens in scoring through 10 games (2G-5A-7PTS)
  • In seven games, Mike Hoffman leads the Canadiens with four goals
  • Jake Allen has started eight of the first 10 games for Montreal, 2.91 GAA, .907 SV%
  • Brendan Gallagher (undisclosed) is day-to-day
  • Mathieu Perreault (eye) is expected to be out until at least November 18
  • On Monday, Cole Caulfield was assigned to Laval (AHL) and LW Michael Pezzetta was recalled.
  • Carey Price remains out for Montreal
  • Montreal currently is 30th in league standings

Montreal Projected Lineup


Jake EvansNick SuzukiTyler Toffoli

Mike Hoffman – Jonathan Drouin – Josh Anderson

Artturi Lehkonen – Christian Dvorak – Joel Armia

Michael Pezzetta – Adam Brooks – Cedric Paquette

Ben Chiarot – Alexander Romanov

Brett KulakDavid Savard

Mattias Norlander – Chris Wideman


Jake Allen (Starting)
Samuel Montembault

Not in Lineup

Brendan Gallagher (undisclosed),  Mathieu Perrault (eye), Sami Niku (Healthy), Jeff Petry (undisclosed)

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