Canadiens vs. Jets: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Montreal aims to keep a strong homestand running against Mark Scheifele and the Jets.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Jets region: TSN3
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Tomas Tatar returns to action after missing Tuesday’s game with the flu. He will not be joined by Andrew Shaw or Paul Byron, however, as the two wingers remain out of the lineup with injury.

That puts Montreal at a bit of a disadvantage as the team hosts the Jets tonight, relying instead on more replacement-level options to fill out the lineup, but it remains one that can handle itself against opponents, even one ranked as highly as the Jets.

Tatar isn’t taking his typical spot on the top line, but rather slotting in beside Max Domi as the coaching staff wants to see where the experiment of Jonathan Drouin and Brendan Gallagher as a duo can lead after seeing some encouraging chemistry brewing. Such an alignment provides more balance to the forward lines, and is therefore something worth continuing to investigate.

The Canadiens can be encouraged by the fact that the normally stingy Jets have given up three goals in each of their previous six games, so the offence will be there if they can find it. With Carey Price rarely surrendering that many during his current run, the path to victory is laid out for tonight’s contest.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Jonathan DrouinPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Tomas TatarMax DomiMatthew Peca
Artturi LehkonenJesperi KotkaniemiJoel Armia
Nicolas DeslauriersMichael ChaputCharles Hudon


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Mikey ReillyJeff Petry
Brett KulakJordie Benn


Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Winnipeg Jets projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Kyle ConnorMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler
Patrik LaineBryan LittleJack Roslovic
Mathieu PerreaultAdam LowryBrandon Tanev
Brendan LemieuxAndrew CoppMason Appleton


Left DefenceRight Defence
Joe MorrowJacob Trouba
Ben ChiarotDustin Byfuglien
Dmitry KulikovTyler Myers


Connor Hellebuyck
Laurent Brossoit

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