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Preview: Canadiens at Red Wings

Montreal trying for fourth consecutive victory against Detroit

by Dave Hogg / Correspondent

CANADIENS (27-11-6) at RED WINGS (18-19-6)

3 p.m. ET; SNE, RDS, FS-D, NHL.TV

Canadiens team scope

Despite playing an afternoon game Monday, the Montreal Canadiens had a full practice Sunday before flying to Detroit. "We have stuff that we need to work on, and quite honestly we don't have much time to work on different things, especially with a game on Monday at 3 p.m.," coach Michel Therrien said. "We have to make some adjustments and work with our schedule." Montreal has won its past three games against Detroit, including two in November, and 10 of the past 12. The Canadiens come to Joe Louis Arena after defeating the New York Rangers 5-4 at Bell Centre on Saturday. Montreal trailed 3-2 with 10 minutes to play, but scored three goals in 62 seconds. "The building exploded," said captain Max Pacioretty, who scored the second goal in the sequence. "It felt like a little bit of a playoff game and it was just a lot of fun and a lot of great energy from the group."

Red Wings team scope

The Detroit Red Wings host Montreal after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Detroit trailed 2-0 in the second period but scored three times in the period before scoring three more goals in the third. "It was a little sloppy at times, but it was big to get that win," captain Henrik Zetterberg said. Goaltender Jared Coreau practiced in the starter's net Sunday and was the first goalie off the ice. Normally, that would indicate he would start on Monday, but coach Jeff Blashill didn't reveal his lineup after practice.


Canadiens projected lineup

Max Pacioretty -- Alex Galchenyuk -- Alexander Radulov

Artturi Lehkonen -- Tomas Plekanec -- Paul Byron

Sven Andrighetto -- Phillip Danault -- Andrew Shaw

Brian Flynn -- Torrey Mitchell -- Daniel Carr

Alexei Emelin -- Shea Weber

Nathan Beaulieu -- Jeff Petry

Mark Barberio -- Zach Redmond

Carey Price

Al Montoya

Scratched: Michael McCarron, Ryan Johnston, Jacob de la Rose

Injured: Brendan Gallagher (hand), Andrei Markov (groin), David Desharnais (knee), Greg Pateryn (ankle)


Red Wings projected lineup

Gustav Nyquist -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Anthony Mantha

Thomas Vanek -- Frans Nielsen -- Andreas Athanasiou

Tomas Tatar -- Riley Sheahan -- Dylan Larkin

Drew Miller -- Luke Glendening -- Justin Abdelkader

Danny DeKeyser -- Mike Green

Alexey Marchenko -- Jonathan Ericsson

Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen

Jared Coreau

Petr Mrazek

Scratched : Tomas Jurco, Steve Ott, Ryan Sproul

Injured: Darren Helm (upper body), Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle), Jimmy Howard (knee), Niklas Kronwall (groin), Brendan Smith (knee).


Status report

Montreal sent forward Chris Terry to St. John's of the American Hockey League and recalled de la Rose, who has played 55 games with the Canadiens in the previous two seasons, but hasn't played in the NHL this season. Carr skated with the fourth line at practice Sunday, replacing McCarron. … Helm and Kronwall practiced Sunday. Blashill said they're listed as day-to-day but that neither would play against the Canadiens.


Who's hot

Weber has a goal and seven assists in his past eight games. Danault has two goals and eight points in his past six games. … Vanek has four goals and four assists in his past five games. Nyquist has scored in back-to-back games

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