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Game Preview - Red Wings @ Canadiens

The Canadiens go in search of a 10th straight victory at home

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

DET (8-6-1) @ MTL (12-1-1)

MONTREAL - The Canadiens are on the verge of setting another record when they square off against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

With their 4-1 win on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings, the Canadiens matched a mark set back in 1953 when they rattled off nine straight home victories to start the season.

Ironically, the Red Wings were the team that put an end to that streak during the 10th game of the season at the Forum 63 years ago. Detroit will try to do just that once again on Saturday night.

Carey Price will get the start in goal on Saturday night, and the Canadiens will not be featuring any lineup changes up front or on the back end. That means that David Desharnais and Greg Pateryn will both remain healthy scratches, while Sven Andrighetto and Joel Hanley will be in uniform again.

The Red Wings have won their last two games and currently sit fourth in the Atlantic Division behind the Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Mike Green (3G-7A), Gustav Nyquist (3G-7A) and Henrik Zetterberg (2G-8A) are the Red Wings' top point-getters with 10 points each.

The Canadiens and Red Wings will do battle again two weeks from now in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena.

Saturday night's game will get underway at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

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