Montreal visits Detroit after Caufield’s 2-goal game
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens visit the Detroit Red Wings after Cole Caufield scored two goals in the Canadiens’ 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Detroit had a 32-40-10 record overall and went 8-15-3 in Atlantic Division play last season. The Red Wings scored 227 goals while allowing 310 last season for a -83 goal differential.
Montreal went 10-13-3 in Atlantic Division games and had a 22-49-11 record overall last season. The Canadiens averaged 3.0 power-play chances per game last season, and converted on 13.7% (34 total power-play goals).
Canadiens: 1-0-0, averaging 0.4 goals, 0.5 assists, 0.4 penalties and 0.8 penalty minutes while giving up 0.3 goals per game.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Jake Walman: out (shoulder), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Seth Barton: out (undisclosed), Oskar Sundqvist: day to day (undisclosed), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles).
Canadiens: Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Joel Armia: out (upper-body), Michael Matheson: day to day (lower body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Joel Edmundson: out (lower body).