Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens 4/16/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens 4/16/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will finish the regular season on the road against the Canadiens after they beat them last night in overtime.

Detroit Red Wings (40-32-9, 89 Points) vs. Montreal Canadiens (30-36-15, 75 Points)

When: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Bell Centre (Montreal, QC)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 71
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 33
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 44

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 – Andrew Copp – Christian Fischer
Joe Veleno – Austin Czarnik – Daniel Sprong
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
Lane Hutson – David Savard
Jordan Harris – Johnathan Kovacevic

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.1 (9)
PK%: 79.3 (17)
GF P/G: 3.35 (9)
GA P/G: 3.32 (24)
Faceoff %: 50.6 (14)

Montreal Canadiens

PP%: 17.7 (26)
PK%: 76.4 (23)
GF P/G: 2.81 (26)
GA P/G: 3.42 (26)
Faceoff %: 51.4 (11)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat  

DeBrincat this season has played in all 81 games, and he has recorded 67 points on 27 goals and 40 assists. He has 19 points on the power play on 11 goals and eight assists. He is third on the team in points, goals, and assists.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

DeBrincat is on the first line playing with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond. He is also on the second power-play unit with Daniel Sprong, J.T. Compher, Robby Fabbri, and Moritz Seider.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Canadiens

DeBrincat in his career against Montreal has played in 12 games and has recorded 15 points on five goals and ten assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (10-8-2, 3.07 GAA)

Reimer last played on Saturday against the Maple 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 (16-15-9, 3.14 GAA) / Cayden Primeau (8-9-3, 2.95 GAA)

Montembeault last played last night against the Red Wings and took the loss allowing five goals on 35 shots. In his career against Detroit, he is 1-0-1.

Primeau last played last Saturday against the Senators and 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

This is it. The Red Wings need a win and a Flyers win and they’ll return to the Stanley Cup playoffs. If they get a point and the Capitals lose they’ll have to stress the Pittsburgh game. The Red Wings just need to take care of their business and let us figure it out for them.

In their last ten games against Montreal including last night they are now 6-2-2 and have outscored them 30-28 in those games. This season they are 2-0-1 winning the last two games, none of those are as big as this one is tonight.

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