Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets: Game Thread

After a disappointingly lacklustre effort against the Lightning yesterday afternoon, the Habs will be looking to rebound today.

A win today would see the Canadiens leapfrog Toronto and jump out of the wildcard and into a real playoff spot, but a loss combined with a Detroit win would see them just 3 points from being out of the playoffs entirely.

Winnipeg have been much improved since the long awaited sacking of Claude Noel, with Paul Maurice leading them to a 7-3-0 record in their last ten games. However they're still six points out of a playoff spot in the West and desperate to get there.

The Habs are 7-1-0 all time against Winnipeg, outscoring them 30-14, with the only loss coming in a game where Randy Cunneyworth scratched both Subban and Eller. In the 7 games including those players, Montreal has outscored Winnipeg 30-10.

Puck drop is at 1:00 PM at the Bell Centre.

Here are your projected lineups:

Montreal Canadiens Prospective Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Daniel Briere Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Christian Thomas
Travis Moen Brandon Prust George Parros
Left Defense
Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Nathan Beaulieu
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Raphael Diaz, Francis Bouillon.

Injuries: Michael Bournival, (flu) Davis Drewiske (shoulder surgery, practicing), Alex Galchenyuk (wrist, 3-4 weeks), Ryan White (shoulder, 1-2 weeks).

As for Winnipeg:

Winnipeg Jets Prospective Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Andrew Ladd Bryan Little Michael Frolik
Chris Thorburn Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Devin Setoguchi Olli Jokinen Dustin Byfuglien
Eric Tangradi James Wright Anthony Peluso
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zach Bogosian Tobias Enstrom
Mark Stuart Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy Keaton Ellerby
Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Check out the opposing side at Arctic Ice Hockey.

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