Busy long weekend for the Habs as they waived Rene Bourque and sent him down to the Bulldogs, called up Drayson Bowman (who should be playing tonight), and traded Travis Moen for Sergei Gonchar.
Gonchar will more than likely not dress for the Habs tonight, giving Beaulieu another shot to say, "Why trade for that guy when you got baby Beaulieu to set up a sweet PP goal for you?" Drayson Bowman will take Moen's spot on the fourth line and the rest of the lines from Saturday's win over the Wild should stay intact.
On the Jets side, former Cape Breton Screaming Eagle Ondrej Pavelec will return to net after a 2-1 shootout win on Saturday against the Sens. The rest of the lineup should remain intact with Adam Pardy (another former Screaming Eagle), Anthony Peluso (fresh off an injury), and Matt Halischuk all sitting.
Laura Saba spoke with Arctic Ice Hockey's Cara T here to gain some insight on Pavelec's hot start, Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane, and the Jets' bottom six struggles.
No Jets with any real strong Canadiens ties, so which Jet scares you the most heading into tonight's game? Feels like the first time the Canadiens have played a team that hasn't included a former Hab.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM ET
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|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||PA Parenteau|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Brandon Prust||Lars Eller||Jiri Sekac
|Drayson Bowman||Manny Malhotra||Dale Weise|
Scratched: Sergei Gonchar, Jarred Tinordi
Injured: Michael Bournival
As for the Winnipeg Jets, here's how they're tonight:
||Bryan Little||Michael Frolik|
|Evander Kane||Mark Scheifele||Blake Wheeler|
|Mathieu Perrault||Adam Lowry||Dustin Byfuglien|
|T.J. Galiardi||Jim Slater||Chris Thorburn|
|Mark Stuart||Jacob Trouba|
|Tobias Enstrom||Zach Bogosian|
|Grant Clitsome||Paul Postma|
Scratched: Anthony Peluso, Adam Pardy, Matt Halischuk
Check out the opposing side at Arctic Ice Hockey