Game 16: Detroit Red Wings Host Montreal Canadiens Tonight

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Coming off a difficult loss to Washington, the Red Wings host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.  Game time is 7:00 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

The Canadiens defeated Calgary in a spirited affair on Thursday and despite their record, will be a difficult team to play against, as they have defeated the Red Wings, 6-1 and 3-0 already this season.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 3rd in the Atlantic Division with a 7-6-2 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 25th in the NHL, PP 16.0%, PK 74.5%
  • Tyler Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with nine goals and 15 points in 12 games
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings and all rookies with nine assists
  • Lucas Raymond remains the top rookie scorer in the NHL with 14 points in 15 games
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 3-2-2 record, 2.89 GAA, and .914 SV% in eight games

Detroit Projected Lineup


Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Sam GagnerMitchell Stephens – Carter Rowney


Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom


Alex Nedeljkovic (starting)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup
Givani Smith (healthy),  Jordan Oesterle (healthy), Troy Stecher (undisclosed), Jakub Vrana (shoulder)

Canadiens Notes

  • Montreal are currently 7th in the Atlantic Metropolitan Division with a 4-10-1 record
  • The Canadiens special teams are currently ranked 30th in the NHL, PP 15.4%, PK 69.2%
  • Nick Suzuki leads Montreal in assists with 10 and scoring with 14 points in 15 games
  • Suzuki, Mike Hoffman, and Ben Chiarot lead the Canadiens with four goals apiece
  • Jonathan Drouin remains doubtful after receiving a puck to the head in the game against Detroit on November 2nd
  • Goaltender Jake Allen is expected to start and has a 4-8-0 record, 2.86 GAA, .902 SV% in 13 games

Montreal Projected Lineup

Mike Hoffman – Nick Suzuki – Tyler Toffoli

Brendan GallagherChristian DvorakJosh Anderson

Artturi LehkonenJake EvansJoel Armia

Michael PezzettaRyan PoehlingAlex Belzile

Jeff Petry – Ben Chiarot

David SavardBrett Kulak

Chris WidemanAlexander Romanov


Jake Allen (starting)

Samuel Montembeault

Not in lineup
Sami Niku (healthy), Adam Brooks (healthy), Mattias Norlinder (undisclosed), Cedric Paquette (undisclosed), Jonathan Drouin (head)

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