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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Canadiens

Setting up tonight’s Jets and Canadiens game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

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When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. CST

Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec

Records: Winnipeg Jets (8-5-2, 7th in West), Montreal Canadiens (10-4-1, 3rd in East)

Television/Radio: TSN3, RDS, SNE/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Thursday, November 13th on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes (6:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 2-1 win (SO) over the Ottawa Senators

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (5 goals, 6 assists, 11 points), Andrew Ladd (6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 5 assists, 10 points), Tobias Enstrom (1 goals, 8 assists, 9 points), Zach Bogosian (0 goals, 6 assists, 6 points)

Montreal Canadiens: Tomas Plekanec (5 goals, 5 assists, 10 points), Max Pacioretty (6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points), P.K. Subban (3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points), Alex Galchenyuk (4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points), Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Jets have earned points in each of their last eight games (6-0-2). The Jets can match a franchise record if they earn a point tonight against the Canadiens. The franchise record for consecutive games with at least a point was set by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2005’06 when they posted a record of 6-0-3.

– Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets tonight. It will be Pavelec’s 14th start of the season. Pavelec has logged 818:26 of ice time so far this season, 2nd most in the NHL. Pavelec’s 1.98 Goals Against Average ranks 9th best in the NHL.

– Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom will play in his 500th career game tonight.

– On Friday, Montreal forward Rene Bourque cleared waivers and was sent down to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. Bouruqe has no goals and two assists in 13 games this season with Montreal.

Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Canadiens tonight. Price has struggled at times in the early going of the season but he still remains one of the best goalies in the NHL. The Olympic Gold medallist has a record of 8-3-1 with a Goals Against Average of 2.78 and a Save Percentage of .912.

– Prior to Tuesday night’s game, Montreal traded forward Travis Moen to the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Sergei Gonchar. Gonchar, 40, has only played in three games for the Stars this season (one assist). Moen, 32, had no points in 10 games for the Canadiens this season.

– Habs defenseman Andrei Markov averages 25:18 of ice time per game, 11th most in the NHL. Markov’s teammate, PK Subban averages 25:10 of ice time per game, 13th most in the NHL.

– The Jets average 15.3 penalty minutes per game, 2nd most in the NHL.

– Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has been credited with 36 blocked shots this season. Tied for 8th most in the National Hockey League.

– Canadiens Top Face-off Guy: Manny Malhotra (63.1%, 1st in NHL)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (58.6%)

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Montreal: Jiri Sekac. Now that Rene Bourque has been sent to the AHL, Sekac now has a more permanent spot in the line-up with the Habs. Sekac has two goals and one assist in 8 games for Montreal this season. The Habs coaching staff really like Sekac’s speed and skill set and the 22-year-old’s role is expected to increase now.

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Winnipeg: Adam Lowry. The 20-year-old rookie continues to impress with his hockey sense and physical play but he still only has one goal in 15 games. The Jets need more from him offensively.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Montreal PP (7.7%, 28th in NHL), Montreal PK (85.2%, 8th in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (12.2%, 26th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (87.9%, 4th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Evander Kane- Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Michael Frolik
Mathieu Perreault- Adam Lowry -Dustin Byfuglien
TJ Galiardi- Jim Slater- Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom- Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba
Grant Clitsome- Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Healthy Scratches: Matt Halischuk, Adam Pardy

Projected Montreal Canadiens Line Combinations:

Max Pacioretty- David Desharnais – P.A. Parenteau
Alex Galchenyuk- Tomas Plekanec- Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust- Lars Eller- Jiri Sekac
Drayson Bowman- Manny Malhotra- Dale Weise

Andrei Markov- P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin- Mike Weaver
Nathan Beaulieu- Tom Gilbert

Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Healthy Scratches: Jarred Tinordi

Injury Report:

Montreal Canadiens: Michael Bournival (shoulder)

Winnipeg Jets:  Anthony Peluso (upper body, IR)