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3/29/16 Red Wings vs. Canadiens

game recap

Pacioretty leads Canadiens by Red Wings

Montreal forward scores twice; Detroit fails to move into wild card spot

by Sean Farrell / Correspondent

Pacioretty's second goal

DET@MTL: Pacioretty nets his second goal for the lead

3/29/16: Alex Galchenyuk feeds a pass to Max Pacioretty, who fires into the net for his second goal of the game, giving the Canadiens the lead

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens came from behind Tuesday to deny the Detroit Red Wings an opportunity to move into a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game 11:18 into the third period and Montreal recovered from blowing a two-goal lead for a 4-3 win against Detroit at Bell Centre.

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NHL Insider

Red Wings goalies struggling down the stretch

Mrazek, Howard haven't found consistency as Detroit seeks 25th straight playoff berth

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / Managing Editor

MONTREAL - Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill and goaltender Petr Mrazek have a long history together in the American Hockey League, something Blashill referred to when expressing his confidence in giving Mrazek the start over Jimmy Howard against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

It might also have been what led Blashill to make a bold announcement on March 6 when he said Mrazek would start a game later that day at the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: DET @ MTL - 2:58 of 3rd Period

Original call is overturned, no goal Canadiens @NHL

Situation Room: DET vs. MTL

Situation Room: Goal overturned due to interference

3/29/16: Video review concludes that Mike Brown interfered with goalie Jimmy Howard before the puck crossed the goal line, overturning the call

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At 2:58 of the third period in the Red Wings/Canadiens game, Detroit requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Mike Brown interfered with goaltender Jimmy Howard before the puck entered the net.

The Referee determined that Brown interfered with Howard before the puck crossed the goal line. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Referee, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that the goal should have been disallowed due to 'Interference on the Goalkeeper,' as described in Rules 69.1, 69.3 and 69.4."

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game preview

Red Wings going with Mrazek against Canadiens

Detroit can move into Stanley Cup Playoff position with win

by Sean Farrell / Correspondent

RED WINGS (38-27-11) at CANADIENS (34-36-6)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, FS-D, RDS, SNE, NHL.TV

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek will start against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

Mrazek gets the nod for Detroit's completion of the first of three sets of back-to-back games for the Red Wings through the end of the season. 

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NHL Insider

Demers pulling for Therrien, Canadiens

Former Montreal coach: Loss of Price was too much to overcome

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist

MONTREAL -- Jacques Demers coached 1,105 NHL games for five teams over 14 seasons in a span of 20 years. But nowhere was the spotlight brighter, the microscope finer, the second-guessing sharper and the criticism more stinging than during his 220 games behind the Montreal Canadiens bench over three-plus seasons from 1992-95.

So Demers, who last coached in 1998-99 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, has good insight into the current world of Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, the lightning rod in Montreal during a season that has lacked plenty of electricity.

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NHL Insider

Former coach Demers rooting for Red Wings

Hoping Detroit can make it 25 straight seasons in Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Dave Stubbs @dave_stubbs / Columnist

MONTREAL -- Jacques Demers has the distinction of holding a pair of labels that begin "most recent coach to…"

One he would be delighted to shed; he would not be heartbroken to keep the other.

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Canadiens' Subban won't play against Red Wings

Defenseman sidelined with neck injury since March 10

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / Managing Editor

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban will not play against the Detroit Red Wings at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

It will be the ninth straight game Subban has missed because of a neck injury sustained March 10.

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