Bartlett: Habs look to slow down Nyquist, Red Wings

John Bartlett
3/27/2014 2:38:20 PM
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The Canadiens will look for their first win against the Red Wings this season as they visit Detrot at Joe Louis Arena.

While Montreal is in a more comfortable playoff position holding a nine point lead, they'll face a Red Wings team right in the thick of the Wild Card battle.

Changes on the blue line tonight will see Francis Bouillon back, alongside PK Subban, while Douglas Murray gets the night off.

Michel Therrien wants to keep everyone as fresh and game-sharp as possible down the stretch.

Carey Price returns to the net tonight coming off his fifth shutout and 30th win of the season on Tuesday against Buffalo.

The Habs have won three straight on the road, as they look to match their longest streak of the year.

Detroit has one of the hottest goal scorers in the NHL to contain these days. Gustav Nyquist has scored in six straight games, hitting the back of the net nine times. He has two goals and three points against the Canadiens this season.

During his six-game goal streak, Nyquist has a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The last Detroit player to have a seven-game goal streak was Brett Hull (Nov. 26-Dec. 8, 2003).

Here's how the Habs look to line up tonight:

Pacioretty - Desharnais - Vanek
Galchenyuk - Plekanec - Gallagher
Bourque - Briere - Gionta
Bournival - Eller - White

Markov - Emelin
Bouillon - Subban
Tinordi - Weaver


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