Montreal (11-5-4) at Detroit (14-2-4), 7:30 p.m. EST
DETROIT (Ticker) — The Detroit Red Wings look to get back into
the win column when they host the Montreal Canadiens on
Detroit had its five-game winning streak snapped on Monday,
courtesy of a 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Center Pavel Datsyuk has tallied in three straight games, while
right wing Marian Hossa has just one goal in his last four
contests. Hossa had 23 points in his first 16 games.
The Canadiens have struggled after a strong start, winning just
three of their last 10 contests.
Montreal is coming off back-to-back shootout losses, dropping
its record to 4-4 in the bonus format.
Richard Park and Bill Guerin each scored for the New York
Islanders in the shootout as Montreal lost, 4-3, on Monday. The
game was highlighted by Canadiens defenseman Ryan O’Byrne
scoring the tying goal in his own net after Carey Price went to
the bench on a delayed penalty with 4:47 remaining.
Detroit won, 4-1, in the only meeting last season.