On Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Montreal Canadians. The Red Wings fell to 2-1 on the season following a 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. Filip Hronek scored Detroit’s only goal. An apparent goal for the Red Wings with just over eight minutes left in the third was overturned on replay. Jimmy Howard made 26 saves for Detroit.
Montreal will play the second half of a back-to-back on Thursday after playing Buffalo on the road Wednesday. The Canadians move to 1-1 with a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout. Paul Byron scored for the Canadians in the shootout. Montreal had trailed earlier in the game by three goals before rallying to tie and send it to overtime.
Anthony Mantha leads Detroit in goals scored with five and points with seven. Dylan Larkin leads in assists with four. In net, Jimmy Howard is 1-1-0 with goals against of 3.09 and saves percentage of .915. Detroit is scoring an average of 3.33 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.00 per game.
Tomas Tatar, Jordan Weal, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and five other Canadians have each scored one goal apiece. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal in assists with two and in points with three. Carey Price is 1-0-1 with goals against of 3.69 and save percentage of .900. Montreal is scoring an average of 4.00 goals per game while allowing 4.00 per game.