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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:

Connor-Scheifele-Laine
Ehlers-Wheeler-Roslovic
Bourque-Lowry-Appleton
Harkins-Shore-Shaw

Morrissey-Poolman
Sbisa-Pionk
Bitetto-Beaulieu

Brossoit
Hellebuyck

Habs Projected Lines, D pairs:

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

Chiarot – Weber
Kulak – Petry
Mete – Fleury

Price

Via Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette.

Audio:

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 illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets room as well as from Coach Maurice.

ICYMI: Check out the roster for tonight's Jets game.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-pre-season-game-2-roster-vs-senators/

After a day off today the Jets are all back on the ice tomorrow.

Some players will be taking part in the first home pre-season game against the Senators while there are two skate times for the non-game groups.

We will have it all covered on https://illegalcurve.com/

Can only keep a Winnipegger away from Manitoba for so long before the pull to come home gets you.

John Lu will be back in Winnipeg and will provide excellent coverage of the Jets for TSN.

What are your initial thoughts on this hire?

https://illegalcurve.com/john-lu-of-tsn-will-be-returning-to-winnipeg-to-take-over-covering-winnipeg-jets-from-sara-orlesky/

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