The Detroit Red Wings (33-33-9, seventh in the Atlantic Division) are set to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (30-41-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday night in Montreal, Quebec. The puck drops at 7 p.m. EDT.
Larkin Leads the Charge after Hat Trick Performance
Detroit’s captain, Dylan Larkin, has been a force to be reckoned with after netting a hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Red Wings’ 5-2 victory. The teams are set to meet for the fourth time this season, with the Red Wings coming out on top in their previous matchup, winning 3-0. Larkin scored all three goals in that win.
Canadiens’ Top Performers: Caufield and Suzuki
Despite their struggles this season, the Canadiens have seen standout performances from Cole Caufield, who boasts 26 goals and 10 assists, and Nicholas Suzuki, who has recorded two goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.
Comparing the Last 10 Games
Over their last 10 games, the Canadiens have gone 4-6-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.7 penalties, and 9.3 penalty minutes per game. They have allowed 3.7 goals per game. Meanwhile, the Red Wings have also posted a 4-6-0 record in their last 10 outings, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, four penalties, and 8.1 penalty minutes per game. They have given up 3.4 goals per game.
Power Play: Red Wings vs. Canadiens
Detroit has struggled in games where they’ve served more penalty minutes than their opponents, holding an 8-17-3 record. In contrast, Montreal has thrived when scoring three or more goals, with a 25-9-4 record in such games.
Injuries have plagued both teams, but key players like Larkin and Caufield continue to shine. The Canadiens’ injury list includes David Savard, Christian Dvorak, Kaiden Guhle, Sean Monahan, Josh Anderson, Carey Price and Juraj Slafkovsky. For the Red Wings, Filip Zadina, Michael Rasmussen, Mark Pysyk, Ville Husso, and Robby Fabbri are all sidelined.
As these Atlantic Division rivals square off on Tuesday night, fans can expect an thrilling matchup in Montreal.
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