Preview: Detroit Red Wings Travel to Montreal

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Adam Erne #73 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at the Bell Centre on October 10, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Adam Erne #73 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at the Bell Centre on October 10, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.  Game time for the Canadian nationally televised game is 7:00 PM ET.

The Red Wings will be playing in Canada for this first time this year.  The Red Wings top scorer, Tyler Bertuzzi, is still not vaccinated and will not accompany the team to Montreal.  He will, however, join the team on Sunday in Chicago, for the second game of their first road trip of the season.

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Filip Zadina – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Adam Erne
Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Givani Smith
Carter Rowney – Mitchell Stephens – Sam Gagner

Defense

Danny DeKeyser – Filip Hronek
Nick Leddy – Moritz Seider
Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom

Goalies

Thomas Greiss (Starting)
Alex Nedeljkovic

Not in Lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi (Not Vaccinated), Troy Stecher (Healthy), Jordan Oesterle (Healthy)

Montreal Projected Lineup

Forwards

Mike Hoffman – Nick Suzuki – Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson
Tyler Toffoli – Mathieu Perrault – Cole Caulfield
Artturi Lehkonen – Jake Evans – Joel Armia

Defense

Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov – David Savard
Sami Niku – Brett Kulak

Goalies

Jake Allen (Starting)
Samuel Montembault

Not in Lineup

Cedric Paquette (Healthy), Chris Wideman (Healthy), Adam Brooks (Healthy)

Montreal Notes

Montreal has started the season 0-5-0.  They are the only team in the NHL that have lost all of their games in regulation and sit at the bottom of the NHL standings.

Montreal have been outscored 19-4 in their five games.

Jonathan Drouin leads the Canadiens with two goals and three points to start the season.

Cole Caufield, who was supposed to challenge for the Calder Trophy this year, is pointless after five games played.

Montreal are expected to be without injured players Carey Price (Knee), Shea Weber (Ankle), Paul Byron (Hip), and Joel Edmundson (Personal).

Next. Development is still key for Michael Rasmussen. dark