The (18-18-2) Winnipeg Jets conclude a 3 game road trip and look to end a season high 4 game losing streak against the (23-8-5) Montreal Canadiens (6:30ct on TSN 1290 / TSN Jets).
Winnipeg has a two point lead over Washington for first place in the Southeast Division standings. The Capitals host the New York Islanders tonight.
Ondrej Pavelec will start his fourth straight game in goal, while Mike Santorelli plays his first game as a Jet and will wear No. 15. He has two goals and an assist in 24 games this season with Florida.
Aaron Gagnon, who was the AHL's player of the month for March, makes his regular season debut wearing No. 21.
The Canadiens are coming off a 5-3 loss in Philadelphia last night which ended a 3 game winning streak. They did not skate this morning.
Peter Budaj will start in goal. He has a 5-1-1 record in eight games played this season.
Max Pacioretty, who leads Montreal in points, has two goals and two assists in his last two games.
Gabriel Dumont was recalled from the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs this morning.
Montreal beat Winnipeg 4-3 in their lone prior meeting of the season January 29th.
Following tonight's game, the Jets fly home and prepare for Saturday afternoon's game against Philadelphia at MTS
The Jets also announced this morning Jacob Trouba will No. 3 when he joins the team tomorrow.