P.K. Subban & Montreal Canadiens Take On Mike Babcock & Detroit Red Wings

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Jan 28, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) congratulates teammate goalie Carey Price (31) after he made a save during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Bell Centre. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens return from their 17 day Olympic break tonight when they host the Detroit Red Wings.

Carey Price was scheduled to sit this one out due to his recent return from the Olympics, but he is now day to day with a lower body injury. Price took home the top goaltender award from the games, along with his gold medal.

P.K. Subban also returns with a gold medal, although he played a much lesser role than Price. Subban sat all but one game in Sochi, and will have a chance to showcase his skills in front of Canadian coach Mike Babcock, who is also Head Coach of the Red Wings.

Montreal will look to keep their pre-Olympic hot streak going, as they won their three final games before going on hiatus.

Feb 8, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White (53) celebrates his 2nd period goal with teammate forward Lars Eller (81) against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit is one of the best road teams in the league, with a record of 15-9-4 as the visitor this season. They will look to improve upon that and stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Wings are currently eighth in the East with 64 points, just one point ahead of three teams who are currently trying to get in the playoff positioning.

Montreal sits third in the Atlantic Division with 70 points, just one behind the Tampa Bay Lightning, but also tied with the fourth place Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs have an impressive 17-10-4 record at the Bell Centre.

These two teams met once already this season, with the Red Wings taking a 4-1 win on home ice.

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