Game 13: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game report

Posted by David Minuk in pre-game report,Winnipeg Jets on November 4, 2017 — No Comments

The Jets will finish off this two-game home stand tonight against a 4-8-1 Montreal team that is really struggling right now.  They lost Carey Price to a minor injury and coach Claude Julien indicated that former Jets netminder Al Montoya will be between the pipes tonight.  The big question for the Jets will be as to whether Adam Lowry will play his first game since he last played on October 12th against the Canucks.  Puck drop is at 6 pm.

Morning skate notes:

According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun the lines looks to be the same as last game.   Looks like coach Maurice will wait another game for Adam Lowry to return to the lineup.

Projected Jets lines, D Pairs & starting goalie:

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Ehlers-Little-Laine
Matthias-Copp-Tanev
Lemieux-Hendricks-Armia

Morrissey-Trouba
Enstrom-Byfuglien
Kulikov-Myers

Hellebuyck
Mason

Extras:  Lowry, Dano and Chiarot.

Audio:

Blake Wheeler

Jacob Trouba

Matt Hendricks

Coach Maurice:  On going back to Connor Hellebuyck.  On Adam Lowry’s progression.  Hazards of playing Montreal.  What has it meant to have a healthy top six?  On the uptick in scoring this season.  On the pairing of Trouba and Morrissey.  What has it been like to be able to spread the defensive minutes?  On managing the psyche of a goal scorer?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Projected Habs lines, D Pairs & starting goalie:

Galchenyuk-Drouin-Lehkonen
Pacioretty-Danault-Shaw
Byron-Plekanec-Gallagher
Hudon-McCarron-Mitchell

Mete-Weber
Alzner-Benn
Davidson-Petry

Montoya
Lindgren

Courtesy of Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.