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Sports Detroit Red Wings at Canadiens: Five things you should know

14:26  14 december  2019
14:26  14 december  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens - Red Wings game at the Bell Centre on Monday (7:30 p.m., TSN2, TSN-690 Radio). The matchup: This is another divisional game for the Canadiens

Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens - Red Wings game at the Bell Centre Tuesday (7:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). The matchup: This is the last of four meetings between these Original Six rivals and the Canadiens are 3-0 and have outscored the Red Wings

Tomas Tatar in a red uniform holding a baseball bat:  Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period on Nov. 5, 2019.© Pierre Obendrauf Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period on Nov. 5, 2019.

Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens-Detroit Red Wings game at the Bell Centre on Saturday (7 p.m., CITY, SN360, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio):

The matchup: The Canadiens extended their win streak to three games with a 3-2 OT victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. That completed a sweep of a back-to-back set after they defeated the Penguins 4-1 Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-2 home win over Winnipeg on Thursday, but that was their first victory since Nov. 12 and ended a 12-game skid. The Wings (8-22-3) have the worst record in the NHL, but there’s no reason for the Canadiens to take them lightly because Detroit beat Montreal 4-2 in the home opener on Oct. 10.

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Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens - Red Wings game at the Bell Centre on Saturday (7 p.m., Sportsnet, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio): Opening a gap: Ten days ago, the Canadiens were five points behind the Red Wings in the standings

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Price back in top form: Carey Price is starting to play like an $84-million goaltender. He has allowed only one goal in each of his last two starts. His numbers are still not where they should be — he has a 2.95 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage — but they are trending in the right direction. Jonathan Bernier is in goal for the Wings after veteran Jimmy Howard suffered a groin injury. The Laval native is 6-9-2 with a 3.34 GAA and an .890 SP.

Tomas Tatar in a red uniform holding a baseball bat:  Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period on Nov. 5, 2019.© Pierre Obendrauf Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period on Nov. 5, 2019.

Boring team is scoring goals: After the Canadiens beat Pittsburgh 4-1 Tuesday, Penguins owner Mario Lemieux talked about the Canadiens being a boring, defensive team. Obviously, the defence had to be good to keep the mighty Penguins to one goal, but the Canadiens are ninth in team offence with 3.19 goals a game, just a tick behind the Penguins (3.25). Montreal is being led by the top line of Tomas Tatar, Phil Danault and Brendan Gallagher. Tatar, who has two goals and an assist in the past two games and a team-best 28 points, is heading for another career season. Gallagher has a team-high 14 goals along with 26 points, while Danault has 25 points.

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Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens - Red Wings game at the Bell Centre Thursday (7 p.m., RDS TSN2, TSN-690 Radio). The matchup: This is the home opener for the Canadiens

The matchup: The Canadiens are coming off a loss to the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre Monday and they might be hankering to get back on the The Red Wings went a quarter of a century without missing the playoffs, winning the Stanley Cup three times in that span. But Detroit is in danger of

Medical updates: The Canadiens are getting good news on the injury front. Paul Byron, who has been out with a knee injury, practised on the fourth line Friday and could play against Detroit. And Jesperi Kotkaniemi , who has a concussion, skated on his own before practice Friday. Montreal is still missing Jonathan Drouin (wrist), Matthew Peca (knee) and Victor Mete (knee).

The other guys: The Dead Things have the worst offence in the NHL (2.18 goals per game) and they have a major hole in their lineup because Anthony Mantha is sidelined with a lower-body injury. He’s Detroit’s leading goals-scorer with 12. The top scorer for the Red Wings is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 25 points, including 10 goals, while Dylan Larkin has eight goals and 20 points. The Red Wings’ special teams are a disaster. They rank last in penalty-killing (72.8 per cent) and 24th on the power play (16.2 per cent).

In the Habs' Room: Montreal may have taken lowly Red Wings too lightly

  In the Habs' Room: Montreal may have taken lowly Red Wings too lightly Nick Suzuki summed up the Canadiens’ frustrations Saturday when he talked about his scoring chance in the third period of a 2-1 loss to the lowly Detroit Red Wings. “I had a shot and I didn’t put it in,” Suzuki said. “He got his glove on it, but I definitely had enough room to put it in.” He is Detroit goaltender Jonathan Bernier, a 32-year-old native of Laval who, until this year, hadn’t enjoyed much success against the Canadiens. Prior to this season, he had a 1-11-3 record against Montreal with a 3.29 goals-against average and a save percentage south of .900.

Red Wings trade Nyquist: The Red Wings parted with their second-leading scorer, Gustav Some goalie talk: There was a lot of speculation the Red Wings would move goaltender Jimmy Howard Howard is also eligible to become a free agent on July 1, but Detroit general manager Ken Holland

Montreal Canadiens winger Joel Armia and Detroit Red Wings centre Luke Glendening during action in Montreal on Oct. 15, 2018. Share Adjust Comment Print. Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens -Canucks game at the Bell Centre on Thursday (7:30 p.m., TN2, RDS, TSN-690

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