Detroit faces Montreal, looks to stop 4-game skid
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit aims to break its four-game slide with a win against Montreal.
The Red Wings are 7-13-0 against Atlantic Division opponents. Detroit scores 2.0 goals per game, the fewest in the league. Tyler Bertuzzi leads them with 18 total goals.
The Canadiens are 8-10-2 against the rest of their division. Montreal has converted on 18.8% of power-play opportunities, recording 31 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Jan. 7, Detroit won 4-3. Frans Nielsen scored two goals for the Red Wings.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with 18 goals and has totaled 39 points. Dylan Larkin has collected two goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 5-4-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, four penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Red Wings: 2-8-0, averaging 1.3 goals, two assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Filip Hronek: day to day (undisclosed).
Canadiens: Jonathan Drouin: day to day (undisclosed).