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Detroit Red Wings Vs. Montreal Canadiens: Game Preview/Red Wings De Detroit Vs Canadiens De Montréal: Aperçu Du Jeu

January 24th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
By Frank Vajcner

Tonight is a meeting of two Original Six teams at Joe Louis Arena as the Red Wings host the Canadiens, better known as the Habitants. (Ce soir, c'est la rencontre de deux six équipes originales au Joe Louis Arena que l'hôte Red Wings les Canadiens, mieux connu comme les Habitants.)

Okay, I decided to have a little fun with Google Translate and put some of the preview in French.

What: Canadiens at Red Wings / Canadiens à Red Wings

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight / 19h30 ce soir

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NHL Network-US, TSN, RDS

Records/Annales: The Wings are 22-18-10; the Canadiens are 27-18-5 / Les Red Wings sont 22-18-10, les Canadiens sont 27-18-5

Season Series: First Meeting. The Canadiens won the only meeting 7-2 in Montreal in January 2012.

Saison Série: première réunion. Les Canadiens ont remporté la seule rencontre 7-2 à Montréal en Janvier 2012.

Projected Lineups / Compos projetés:

Red Wings:

Avants

Gustav Nyquist – Henrik Zetterberg – Justin Abdelkader

Tomas Jurco – Riley Sheahan – Tomas Tatar

Daniel Cleary – Darren Helm – Daniel Alfredsson

Drew Miller – Luke Glendening – Patrick Eaves

Défenseurs

Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey – Danny DeKeyser

Brian Lashoff  – Brendan Smith

Gardiens de but

Jonas Gustavsson

Petr Mrazek

Canadiens:

Avants

Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Brendan Gallagher

Lars Eller – Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta

Rene Bourque – Daniel Briere – Brandon Prust

Louis Leblanc – Michael Bournival – Travis Moen

Défenseurs

Andrei Markov

Alexei Emelin

Douglas Murray

P.K. Subban

 Nathan Beaulieu

Josh Gorges

Gardiens de but

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Notes: This is the first meeting at Joe Louis Arena between these teams since 2010…Daniel Alfredsson returns to the Red Wings lineup after sitting out with back spasms…Todd Bertuzzi is a healthy scratch tonight (possible that he could be moved by the trade deadline?)…Max Pacioretty played at the University of Michigan…Carey Price will likely be Canada's starting netminder at the Olympics…P.K Subban won the Norris Trophy last season…Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins when the Wings faced them in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals.

Prediction: The Wings are riding high after a big win on Wednesday, while the Canadiens sliding backwards. Did a win over the Chicago Blackhawks give the Wings a confidence booster? Our guess is that it did.

Make It: Red Wings 3, Canadiens 2

Allez Red Wings!

Tags: Daniel Alfredsson, Detroit, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL

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