Fast start - Be ready to play from the opening face off. Montreal is well rested. They haven't played since Sunday. Have the jump early.
Score and play with the lead - Montreal has given up the least amount of goals in the NHL. They don't score a lot and their leading point producer Max Pacioretty is out due to injury. Force the Canadiens to play catch up hockey. Imperative to not fall behind early. Uphill battle if that happens.
Take care of business tonight - Win and you're in! The cards are in the Red Wings hands. Time is running out. Avoid all the pressure of needing a victory on the final day of the season. Opportunity is knocking!