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Game 80: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game report

A look ahead to game 80 for the Jets.

The Jets are coming off a wacky 6-5 victory over the Senators last night in Ottawa and will complete their road schedule for the regular season against the Habs in Montreal tonight with a 6:30 pm puck drop.  Expectations are Jack Roslovic, Sami Niku and Steve Mason will be inserted into the lineup and Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun has projected it will be for Joel Armia, Ben Chiarot and Eric Comrie.  Stay tuned and we will update once we hear from coach Maurice.

The Canadiens have lost two straight and are likely ready for this season to be over sooner rather than later.

Morning skate notes:

No skate this morning.

Coach Maurice’s notes:

Out:  Scheifele, Wheeler, Lowry, Trouba, Morrissey, Hellebuyck.
In:  Roslovic, Dano, Matthias, Byfuglien, Niku, Mason.

Steve Mason starts in net and Eric Comrie backs up.

Projected Jets lines, D pairs and goalies:

Come via  Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun





Coach Maurice:  Lineup changes.  What was the conversation like with the guys who have played every game this season?  Importance of getting guys who have had long layoffs back into a game.  On Steve Mason.  Will Niku play and what does he expect?  On Niku’s impact despite being a late round pick.

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.