habs_93 Posted April 9, 2015 Report Share Posted April 9, 2015 RED WINGS (42-25-13) at CANADIENS (48-22-10) TV: RDS, Sportsnet East, City Montréal, FOX Spots DetroitRadio: TSN 690 CKGM, CBS Sports Radio 1270 WXYT, 97.1 The Ticket WXYT-FM Canadiens Last 5: 2-1-2 (W1)Red Wings Last 5: 2-2-1 (W1) Canadiens: 16.5% PP (23rd), 83.0% PK (10th), 2.59 Goals/G (21st), 2.22 Goals Against/G (1st), 28.4 Shots/G (26th), 30.3 Shots Against/G (21st), 48.4 5-on-5 Corsi for % (23rd), 48.8 5-on-5 Fenwick for % (20th)Red Wing: 24.3% PP (2nd), 80.8% PK (18th), 2.82 Goals/G (8th), 2.59 Goals Against/G (16th), 29.7 Shots/G (26th), 28.3 Shots Against/G (7th), 53.7 5-on-5 Corsi for % (2nd), 52.3 5-on-5 Fenwick for % (8th)Season series: The Montreal Canadiens have outscored the Detroit Red Wings by a total of 8-2 in three wins, including a 2-0 victory at Joe Louis Arena on Feb. 16. Montreal has an opportunity to sweep Detroit for the second time in a season series of at least four games. The Canadiens' previous four-game season sweep of the Red Wings was in their first season, 1926-27, when they won all four against the Detroit Cougars.Red Wings team scope: Detroit can clinch a Stanley Cup Playoff berth with a win. Goalie Jimmy Howard will make his second start in a row. Forward Justin Abdelkader could play after missing the past two games because of a hand injury, but forward Erik Cole will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs because of a spinal cord contusion. Cole, who was acquired in a trade with the Dallas Stars on March 2, revealed Wednesday that he met with doctors last week and has been advised not to play. Cole had three goals and three assists in 11 games for Detroit. The injury, which he said is related to the broken neck he sustained in 2006, happened on a hit in a game against the Arizona Coyotes on March 24. "I was looking forward to being a part of the playoff run here and helping this team make a run to the Cup, and I'm not going to be able to do that right now," Cole told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. "There's just a little bit too much risk for me to be playing, so I'm just going to have to wait and see where things go down the road."Leading Scorer: Henrik Zetterberg (17-47-64)Ice Time Leader: Niklas Kronwall (23:49)Canadiens team scope: Left wing Max Pacioretty sustained an upper-body injury that will cause him to miss Montreal's final two regular-season games, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Wednesday after Pacioretty met with doctors. Pacioretty, who leads Montreal with 37 goals and 67 points, fell backwards and hit the back of his helmet against the boards Sunday after he was checked by Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. Therrien said Pacioretty will be re-evaluated next week and did not know if he would be ready to begin the playoffs. "We know exactly what he has and we have to protect the player," Therrien said. "That's the most important thing for us. There's things that we can't tell. So we're a week away from the playoffs, and for us there's a possibility that Max plays next week. We'll know next week." Alex Galchenyuk practiced at left wing on the top line, with center Tomas Plekanec and right wing Brendan Gallagher, on Wednesday in place of Pacioretty, who leads the NHL with a plus-38 rating. "It's a heavy loss, we won't hide that," Therrien said. "He's a guy that had quality ice time; not only offensively but defensively. At the end of games when we're up a goal, he's the guy we send on the ice. We used him on the penalty kill. But don't make the mistake of tossing him aside. There's a possibility he plays next week."Leading Scorer: Max Pacioretty (37-30-67)Ice Time Leader: P.K. Subban (26:07) All Time Record vs. Detroit: 276-200-96-3 (.566 Point %)Last Meeting: 16/02/15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSY9L-V-TQc MTL 2 - DET 0 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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