Summary: The Montreal Canadiens will take on the Minnesota Wild in a non-conference game. Both teams had a successful previous season and will look to continue their positive start.
The Montreal Canadiens, who had a 31-45-6 record last season, will host the Minnesota Wild at home. With a 16.1% success rate on power-play goals, the Canadiens will aim to capitalize on their opportunities. On the other hand, the Minnesota Wild, who had a 46-25-11 record last season, will play on the road. They will have to be mindful of penalties, as they averaged 4.4 per game and served an average of 11.3 penalty minutes per game in the previous season.
The Canadiens have a few players dealing with injuries. Kirby Dach, Chris Wideman, Carey Price, and Christian Dvorak are all sidelined. On the Wild’s side, Matt Boldy and Pat Maroon are listed as day to day, while Jared Spurgeon is out due to an upper body injury.
Both teams will face off in Montreal, Quebec at 7 p.m. EDT. The result of this non-conference matchup will provide insight into the early season form of these teams.
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