Based on warm-up skate:
Blake Wheeler: On playing an Original 6 team. What he expects to see from the Habs. On the Montreal injuries, does it make them more dangerous? What was it like meeting Brock Lesnar? What did he like about the game against Calgary? On “sticking with the plan”.
Nikolaj Ehlers: Chance to stick it to his buddies to beat a Habs team they followed when in the QMJHL. What was it like playing without Laine? On the Montreal injuries, does it make them more difficult to predict? Can they play the way they did against Calgary and use that against Montreal?
Shawn Matthias: Importance of tonight’s game. Team having the “right mindset” right now. Sacrificing what it takes to get wins.
Coach Maurice: Status of Trouba? Keys to dealing with the Habs? Update on Myers? Is Blake Wheeler having a better overall season this year? How he’s handled the captaincy? How far Josh Morrissey’s game has grown in last ten months. On Morrissey stealing a spot on the D pairs. On Drew Stafford handling the increased responsibility. Better record of late indicative of rest/recovery?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Via Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg we get a look at the Habs projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie: