Winnipeg Jets vs Canadiens Preview: Jets Go for the Two-Game Sweep

The third placed Winnipeg Jets have a great chance tonight to separate themselves from the fourth placed Montreal Canadiens tonight when the teams face off at Bell MTS Plac at 9:00 p.m. central time.

The Jets currently occupy third in the North Division with 25 points from 19 games, while the Canadiens sit in fourth with 22 points in 19 games.

This is the second game of a two-game series between these sides. On Thursday night, the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win over Montreal.

The Winnipeg Jets go for the two-game sweep tonight against the Montreal Canadiens

The Jets have the opportunity to take all four points in this series against Montreal with a win tonight. This is game two of the Jets’ current four-game homestand.

On Monday and Tuesday nights the Jets will take on the Vancouver Canucks in Winnipeg to finish this homestand before a five-game road trip.

Odds

The Action network lists the Jets as the underdogs in tonight’s matchup.

This is extremely surprising considering the result of Thursday night’s game. But the second game of a series is always the toughest one to win after you win the first matchup.

The Jets are on a three-game winning streak, while the Canadiens have been extremely inconsistent as of late. The Jets offer a nice play in this one.

Where you can Find the Game

TV: CBC, SN, TVAS

Radio: 680 CJOB

Projected Lineups

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Winnipeg Jets 12-6-1

For the forward lines, it looks like the Jets will stick with the same lines as they had on Thursday evening.

If the Jets are to make one change it will be on defense. Tucker Poolman could be making his return to the lineup, but the Jets will be making that decision closer to puck drop.

Connor Hellebuyck is projected to get the start in net for the second straight game and Laurent Brossoit will back him up.

The Jets are projected to lineup like this:

Dubois-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Ehlers
Copp-Lowry-Appleton
Perreault-Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-Beaulieu
Forbort-Pionk
Poolman*-DeMelo

Hellebuyck (Brossoit)

*= game-time decision

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Montreal Canadiens 9-6-4

Just like the Jets, the Canadiens are not projected to make any major changes to their skaters for tonight’s clash against Winnipeg.

The one change Montreal is expected to make is in net. After allowing six goals in his last start, it looks like Carey Price will not be in net tonight and Jake Allen will get the start for Montreal.

The Canadiens are expected to lineup like this:

Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
Drouin-Suzuki-Anderson
Toffoli-Kotkaniemi-Perry
Lehkonen-Byron-Armia

Chiarot-Weber
Edmundson-Petry
Kulak-Romanov

Allen (Price)

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