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The Daily: Primeau Makes Most of Chance, is Red Wings Lyon Next?; EPL Honors Johnson’s Memory

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Could Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde be taking notes as to what Martin St. Louis did on Thursday? In the midst of an 0-3-1 slide, Montreal Canadiens coach St. Louis was opting to insert No. 3 goalie Cayden Primeau for what was just his second start of the season.

Primeau – the son of former Red Wings forward Keith Primeau – responded by backstopping the Habs to a 3-2 overtime victory.

Situated on the Detroit bench as backup goalie, veteran Alex Lyon was watching the action unfold as the Red Wings were slipping to 2-4-2 over their past eight games. Might Lyon and Lalonde be looking at this scenario and thinking maybe it’s time Lyon got the chance to show what he can do between the pipes?

โ€œItโ€™s real when I talk about getting Alex in,โ€ Lalonde said. “Weโ€™re still in the midst of evaluating Alex and wanting to get him in.”

Johnson Memorial From EPL

The English Premier League was honoring the memory of Adam Johnson in a moving tribute during Sunday’s Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa match.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Five things that have gone wrong for Detroit during the club’s current skid
  • Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde says he will be re-evaluating the team’s goaltending situation
  • Radio play-by-play voice Ken Kal was back in the booth for Thursday’s Detroit vs Montreal game
  • Detroit defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was a healthy scratch against the Canadiens

Red Wings Next Game

Detroit is playing host to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. ET) start at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings went 3-1 last season in four games against the Blue Jackets. Immediately after the game, Detroit will be leaving for Sweden, where the Red Wings are playing next week in the NHL Global Series, with games against the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Atlantic Division

Montreal: In Thursday’s 3-2 win over the Red Wings, the Montreal Canadiens were benching 2022 NHL first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky.

Boston: the Boston Bruins are activating forward Jakub Lauko from injured reserve.

Florida: Quietly, the Florida Panthers keep earning points in the standings.

Toronto: Might the Toronto Maple Leafs be looking to deal with the Calgary Flames in order to right their listing ship?

Hockey Now Network

Pittsburgh: Former Red Wings goalie Magnus Hellberg got the win as the Pittsburgh Penguins were completing a sweep of their three-game West Coast swing with a 4-3 OT win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Philadelphia: Five takeaways from the start to the season made by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Carolina: Out with an injury since Oct. 19, Brett Pesce is showing as a game-time decision for Friday’s Carolina Hurricanes contest against the Florida Panthers.

New Jersey: Former Red Wings forward Tomas Nosek has returned to practice with the New Jersey Devils for the first time since he was hurt on Oct. 13.

Islanders: Forward Pierre Engvall was a healthy scratch for Thursday’s New York Islanders loss to the Boston Bruins.

Washington: Washington Capitals coach Spencer Carbery was calling out forward Evgeny Kuznetsov following their OT loss to the Florida Panthers.

Chicago: Rookie sensation Connor Bedard was exploding for four points as the Chicago Blackhawks were beating the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche were losing forward Mikko Lehkonen and their first home game of the season.

Nashville: Nashville Predators coach Andrew Brunette was offering updates on injuries to Luke Schenn, Ryan McDonagh and Cody Glass.

Vegas: A VHN exclusive interview with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore.

San Jose: Already having acquired defenseman Calen Addison from the Minnesota Wild, the San Jose Sharks are also talking to the Calgary Flames about Noah Hanifin.