Game Preview by Sam Gerber
Last game: MTL 4  WSH 6  

Price stood his ground but his team did not. The Canadiens took too many penalties leading to the Capitals taking and holding the momentum. 

For a complete recap: Too Many Weapons

Players to watch

  • Tyler Bertuzzi
    Bertuzzi plays tough and mean like his uncle, but also has the talent to put the puck in the net. The 23-year-old plays on the first line with Henrik Zetterberg, which gives Bertuzzi plenty of chances.
  • Brendan Gallagher
    Gallagher is having a career year even with the Canadiens being near the bottom of the standings for most of the season.
  • Dylan Larkin
    Larkin plays hard and with speed. He is a promising player for the Wings who will be a hard match-up for Habs centres.

Keys to Victory

  • Have penalty-kill success
    The Canadiens are going up against another bottom tier power-play. It will be beneficial to take advantage of this matchup.
  • Empty the tank
    With only two games this week, the Habs need to leave it all out on the ice..
  • Push the pace
    Playing with energy and emotion is something the Canadiens need to do every game until the end of the season.
Matchup by All Habs staff
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | March 26, 7:30 PM ET | TV: TSN2, RDS, FS-D+

2017-18 statistics

RED WINGS CANADIENS
65 (27th) Points (rank) 66 (26th)
27-37-11 Record 27-37-12
17-15-5 Away/Home 17-13-8
1-8-1 Last 10 2-7-1
2.49 GF/G 2.50
3.09 GA/G 3.12
17.2 PP% 20.3
78.4 PK% 74.4
 48.96  CF%  50.25
eSAT Analytics by Mathieu Chagnon
 
Projected forward lines, defense pairings and goaltenders
Forwards
Bertuzzi – Zetterberg – Nyquist
Helm – Larkin – Mantha
Athansiou – Nielsen – Abdelkader
Frk – Glendening – Svechnikov
Byron – Drouin – Gallagher
Galchenyuk – De La Rose – Lehkonen
Scherbak – L. Shaw – Hudon
Deslauriers – McCarron – Froese
Defensemen
Ericsson – Daley
DeKeyser – Jensen
Kronwall – Ouellet
Reilly – Petry
Alzner – Juulsen
Benn – Lernout
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Booth, Witkowski
Injured: Green
Scratched: Carr
Injured: Weber, Hemsky, Pacioretty, Mete, Schlemko, Valiev, Danault, A. Shaw
Goalies
Jared Coreau Carey Price
Record: 0-3-0
GAA: 4.46
Sv%: .856
SO: 0
Alternate: Jimmy Howard
Record: 15-24-6
GAA: 3.10
Sv%: .901
SO: 1
Alternate: Antti Niemi
 What to Expect by Sam Gerber
Prediction: Canadiens 3  Red Wings 2 

This game features two teams battling for nothing but a better draft spot. With both teams playing their youth, it will be interesting to see the standouts.

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