What you need to know in the NHL:The Canadiens, the defending Stanley Cup champions, are playing at home for the first time in nine days.
The team’s schedule for the rest of the season is set to be announced on Monday.
Here’s a look at what to expect from this week’s NHL schedule.1 p.m.
ET; NHL Network, CBCSports.ca, CBC Sports appNHL Network: The Habs and the Minnesota Wild are playing one of their most competitive games in franchise history on Saturday night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Montreal is coming off a 5-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena last Sunday and the Canadiens are looking to get back on track.
They are also playing their home opener against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wild, however, are on the road, traveling to Arizona on Sunday.
The Canadiens have been the biggest story in the league this season.
The club has been the only one to reach the playoffs since losing the Presidents’ Trophy in December, but it hasn’t been easy.
Montreal had to endure a playoff run that was the lowest since 2007-08.
Montreal finished the regular season tied for the worst record in the Eastern Conference and was one game behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild-card spot.
The season has been marked by injury to star goaltender Carey Price, who missed the final four games of the regular campaign with a broken finger.
The Canadiens lost the series opener in Boston, but were swept in seven games by the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.
Montreal also suffered a season-ending injury to Max Pacioretty, who was injured in Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks.