Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens 4/15/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens 4/15/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight in that last home game of the regular season. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday, while the Canadiens are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Senators on Saturday.

 Detroit Red Wings (39-32-9, 87 Points) vs. Montreal Canadiens (30-36-14, 72 Points)

When: Monday, April 15
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 69
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 33
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 41

Montreal Canadiens

Points: Nick Suzuki – 76
Goals: Nick Suzuki – 33
Assists: Mike Matheson – 51

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
David Perron – J.T. Compher – Patrick Kane
Robby Fabbri – Joe Veleno – Daniel Sprong
Zach Aston-Reese – Austin Czarnik – Christian Fischer
Ben Chiarot – Moritz Seider
Jeff Petry – Simon Edvinsson
Olli Maatta – Shayne Gostisbehere

Montreal Canadiens

Cole Caufield – Nick Suzuki – Juraj Slafovsky
Brendan Gallagher – Alex Newhook – Joel Armia
Rafael Harvey-Pinard – Jake Evans – Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta – Christian Dvorak – Jesse Ylonen
Mike Matheson – Justin Barron
Jordan Harris – Johnathan Kovacevic
Jayden Struble – David Savard

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.2 (9)
PK%: 79.3 (17)
GF P/G: 3.33 (9)
GA P/G: 3.31 (24)
Faceoff %: 50.7 (14)

Montreal Canadiens

PP%: 17.7 (27)
PK%: 76.4 (23)
GF P/G: 2.80 (27)
GA P/G: 3.40 (26)
Faceoff %: 51.4 (11)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Robby Fabbri  

Fabbri this season has played in 66 games, and he has recorded 32 points on 18 goals and 14 assists. He has 12 points on the power play on five goals and seven assists. The Red Wings are 19-5-2 when Fabbri records a point.

Fabbri’s Line Assignments

Fabbri is on the third line playing with Joe Veleno and Christian Fischer. He is also on the second power-play unit with Daniel Sprong, J.T. Compher, Alex DeBrincat, and Moritz Seider.

Fabbri’s career vs. Canadiens

Raymond in his career against Montreal has played in 13 games and has recorded seven points on four goals and three assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (20-18-5, 3.03 GAA) / Ville Husso (9-5-2, 3.55 GAA) / James Reimer (10-8-2, 3.07 GAA)

Lyon last played on Thursday against the Penguins, and he took the loss in overtime giving up six goals on 27 shots. In his career against the Canadiens, he is 3-1-0.

Husso returned to the crease against Edmonton on February 13th, but he left after almost nine minutes with an injury, he stopped six of the seven shots he faced. In his career against the Canadiens, he is 4-0-2, he beat them back in December stopping 26 of the 30 shots he faced.

Reimer last played on Saturday against the Leafs, and he got the win stopping 32 of the 36 shots he faced. In his career against Montreal, he is 7-7-2 and he suffered a loss to them in overtime back in November giving up three goals on 27 shots.

Montreal: Sam Montembeault (16-15-8, 3.10 GAA) / Cayden Primeau (8-9-3, 2.95 GAA)

Montembeault last played on Thursday against the Islanders and took the loss in overtime giving up three goals on 31 shots. In his career against Detroit, he is 1-0-1.

Primeau last played last Saturday against the Senators and he suffered the loss giving up four goals on 44 shots. He is 1-1-0, with that one win coming back in November as he stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings kept their season alive with a win on Saturday now they need to beat the Canadiens in the final two games and hope the Bruins can beat the Capitals tonight and that should be enough to get them back into the Stanley Cup playoffs where they’d likely run into the New York Rangers. But the first order of business is to take care of your business and beat Montreal.

In their last ten games against the Canadiens, Detroit is 6-2-2, and have outscored them 29-27 in those ten games. Detroit has split the season series with Montreal entering tonight with both games going to overtime.

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