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The Montreal Canadiens (11-5-4) visit an Original Six rival as they take on the Detroit Red Wings (14-2-4) at the renowned Joe Louis Arena.
Montreal will be in tough tonight, led in goal by Carey Price.
The Red Wings have won 7 of the last 8 home games vs. the Habs, and since 1994, are a sparkling 13-4-0.
To add to the Habs' woes, Detroit boasts a league-best 32.4% PP effeciency.
The only chink in their armor appears to be their penalty kill, which at 80.8% ranks 18th, one rank lower than Montreal's at 81.4%.
Ty Conklin will be between the pipes tonight, despite it being Chris Osgood's birthday. Conklin has been playing extremely well of late, boasting a 6-1-0 record. He has won his last three starts.
For Montreal, it appears Guillaume Latendresse wil sit out again. No word on any lineup changes.
Game can be seen on TSN(HD) and RDS(HD), faceoff time 7:30 pm.