The Winnipeg Jets (3-1-1) open a 3 game road trip tonight in Montreal against the Canadiens (3-1).
TSN 1290's coverage begins with Hustler & Lawless at 4:00. Rick Ralph hosts the official Jets pregame show at 5:30. Shane Hnidy joins me in the broadcast booth for the play-by-play at 6:30.
Ondrej Pavelec starts his 5th game of the season in goal for the Jets. His record is 2-1-1, with a 2.21 goals against average and .932 save percentage.
Projected Jets Line Up:
Kane - Jokinen - Wheeler
Ladd - Antropov - Little
Ponikarovsky - Burmistrov - Wellwood
Wright - Slater - Thorburn
Enstrom - Byfuglien
Stuart - Hainsey
Clitsome - Postma
Evander Kane is on a 3 game goal scoring streak (3) and point streak (3-3-6).
Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler each have 2 goals and 3 assists in their last 3 games.
Toby Enstrom has 5 assists in his last 3 games.
Andrew Ladd has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games.
Bryan Little is on a 2 game point streak (1-1-2)
The Jets are the least penalized team in the NHL having faced just 11 opposing power plays this season.
Carey Price, who is on a personal 3 game winning streak, starts his 5th straight game for Montreal. He is 3-1 on the season with a 1.73 goals against average and .936 save percentage.
Projected Canadiens Line Up:
P.K. Subban, who signed a 2 year contract yesterday, will not play tonight.
Andrei Markov is on a 3 game goal scoring streak (4) and point streak (4-1-5). Markov is the 1st Canadiens defenceman in Montreal franchise history to score the game winning goal in 3 straight games.
Rene Bourque has scored in back to back games.
The Canadiens have scored at least 1 power play goal in each of their 1st 4 games.
Tonight is the 337 consecutive sell out at Bell Centre.
Following tonight's game, the Jets will fly to Florida tomorrow in preparation for Thursday's game against the Panthers and Friday' tilt in Tampa.