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Game 37: Jets vs. Canadiens projected lines

A look at the game 37 projected lineups and pre-game audio.

Jets vs Habs

The Jets and Habs will do battle today to conclude the pre-Christmas portion of the 2019-20 season.  Winnipeg is feeling good after they rolled the Wild in their last game 6-0 on Saturday while later that night Montreal lost their game in Edmonton 4-3.

Based on yesterday’s practice we aren’t expecting any lineup changes at forward or defence.  There wasn’t any confirmation from Jets coach Paul Maurice as to which goalie will get the start tonight versus Montreal.

Skate News:

According to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun it is a highly optional morning skate today and indicated the four players (Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Luca Sbisa and Gabriel Bourque) who missed yesterday’s practice are all on the ice.  It seems the consensus is that Laurent Brossoit will start.

Lineup News:

Coach Maurice confirmed Laurent Brossoit starts in net.

Jets Projected Lines, D pairs:




Habs Projected Lines, D pairs:

Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Lehkonen – Domi – Armia
Cousins – Suzuki – Weal
Poehling – Thompson – Barber

Chiarot – Weber
Kulak – Petry
Mete – Fleury


Via Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette.


Blake Wheeler

Mark Scheifele

Patrik Laine

Coach Maurice:  Value of Ben Chiarot.  Joel Armia becoming a big goal scorer.  What impressed him most about Jansen Harkins debut?  Laine scoring more in December.  What it was like on the bench when Blake Wheeler set the franchise record for most points.  Any lineup changes?  Challenges with all the new faces.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM CST.  Be sure to head over to following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets room as well as from Coach Maurice.