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Hockey returns to Winnipeg as Jets host Canadiens

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5:00 PM - TV: CBC, RDS (HD), NHLN-US - CANADIENS (0-1-0) at JETS (0-0-0)

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Season series: First of four meetings. The organizations split the four-game series last season -- when the Winnipeg Jets were called the Atlanta Thrashers. Montreal won the last two meetings, however, by a combined 6-2. In the most recent matchup on March 29, Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored 11 seconds apart in the first when the Canadiens opened a 2-0 lead. Carey Price made 27 saves, losing his shutout bid 8:35 into the third on a goal by Atlanta's Nik Antropov.

Big Story: Professional hockey returns to Winnipeg following a 15-year hiatus, so expect a loud and raucous reception when the hometown Jets walk down the runway and onto the ice at the 15,004-seat MTS Centre, which is sold out for at least the next three years.

"It's great for the fans to show such great appreciation for your play on the ice and what you do off the ice," forward Evander Kane told The Canadian Press. "It makes you feel good, gives you an extra boost and it makes you just want to win that much more. That can only help in the wins and loss column."

Team Scope:

Canadiens: Montreal is hoping to bounce back from a season-opening 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday when Price turned aside 16 of 18 shots. Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban had a particularly rough outing as he was caught up ice on a shorthanded goal in the second period and later turned the puck over on another in the third. He finished a minus-2. The Canadiens outshot the Leafs 14-4 in the first, but couldn't solve goalie James Reimer.

"We dominated the first period, but our mistake at the start of the second when they got their shorthanded goal changed our style of game," Montreal coach Jacques Martin said. "They used that goal to take advantage of the period on our turnover."

Jets: Look for first-year coach Claude Noel to have Bryan Little centering left wing Andrew Ladd and right wing Blake Wheeler to open the game. Ladd, the team's captain, led the club with 29 goals and 59 points in 81 games in 2010-11. Russian Alexander Burmistrov will likely orchestrate the second line with Kane and Antropov. The organization's first-round draft choice, Mark Scheifele, inked a three-year entry-level contract earlier this month. He produced 4 goals and 8 points in five preseason games -- second among all players in the exhibition season behind Dallas' Mike Ribeiro (10 points). Defensively, the Jets return six players from last year's unit, including Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Ron Hainsey, Mark Stuart and Johnny Oduya. One of the organization's top prospects, center Patrice Cormier, was sent to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in St. John's after the club claimed Brett MacLean off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.

Who's Hot: Kane, drafted No. 4 in 2009, had 14 goals and 26 points in his rookie season and produced 19 goals and 43 points in 2010-11. He'll need to continue the upward scoring swing if Winnipeg looks to improve upon its 2.66 goals per game average of a season ago.

Injury Report: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov (right knee), who missed all but seven games last season after tearing his ACL, is out. Defenseman Chris Campoli, who left with an undisclosed lower-body injury in the second period against the Leafs, is questionable. … The Jets placed Eric Fehr (shoulder) and Aaron Gagnon (undisclosed) on injured reserve while Kenndal McArdle (undisclosed) and Ben Maxwell (undisclosed) are listed as day-to-day.

Stat Pack: Following Montreal's 2-0 loss to Toronto on Thursday, Dave Stubbs of The Montreal Gazette astutely pointed out that in 12 NHL season-openers between the teams dating back nine decades, the Canadiens had never been shut out by the Maple Leafs -- until Thursday's "unlucky" 13th encounter.

Puck Drop: How excited are fans to have hockey back in Manitoba? In the Jets' first preseason game on Sept. 20, the MTS Centre scoreboard read: "In 2011, the NHL Returned to the Greatest Fans in the World."

When asked what he expects from the fans on Sunday, Ladd said, "I'm sure they'll be ready to blow the roof off."

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The duration of Chris Campoli's absence will be measured in MONTHS, not weeks.

And Blair Betts won't play in Winnipeg on Sunday. He has a lower-back problem (those get better right away, right?) and is listed as day-to-day.

The Canadiens had better hope Alexei Emelin can play in the NHL.

Campoli was hurt after jamming a skate in the ice during the opener.

Head Coach Jacques Martin said Campoli will be evaluated Friday, but it appears he will be out for a while. Yannick Weber took his place alongside Josh Gorges, but look for Alexei Emelin to make his Canadiens debut Sunday in Winnipeg.

Canadiens assign D Joe Callahan to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

*About that stinker the other night in leaf land

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Hockey returns to Winnipeg as Jets host Canadiens

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5:00 PM - TV: CBC, RDS (HD), NHLN-US - CANADIENS (0-1-0) at JETS (0-0-0)

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Season series: First of four meetings. The organizations split the four-game series last season -- when the Winnipeg Jets were called the Atlanta Thrashers. Montreal won the last two meetings, however, by a combined 6-2. In the most recent matchup on March 29, Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored 11 seconds apart in the first when the Canadiens opened a 2-0 lead. Carey Price made 27 saves, losing his shutout bid 8:35 into the third on a goal by Atlanta's Nik Antropov.

Big Story: Professional hockey returns to Winnipeg following a 15-year hiatus, so expect a loud and raucous reception when the hometown Jets walk down the runway and onto the ice at the 15,004-seat MTS Centre, which is sold out for at least the next three years.

"It's great for the fans to show such great appreciation for your play on the ice and what you do off the ice," forward Evander Kane told The Canadian Press. "It makes you feel good, gives you an extra boost and it makes you just want to win that much more. That can only help in the wins and loss column."

Team Scope:

Canadiens: Montreal is hoping to bounce back from a season-opening 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday when Price turned aside 16 of 18 shots. Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban had a particularly rough outing as he was caught up ice on a shorthanded goal in the second period and later turned the puck over on another in the third. He finished a minus-2. The Canadiens outshot the Leafs 14-4 in the first, but couldn't solve goalie James Reimer.

"We dominated the first period, but our mistake at the start of the second when they got their shorthanded goal changed our style of game," Montreal coach Jacques Martin said. "They used that goal to take advantage of the period on our turnover."

Jets: Look for first-year coach Claude Noel to have Bryan Little centering left wing Andrew Ladd and right wing Blake Wheeler to open the game. Ladd, the team's captain, led the club with 29 goals and 59 points in 81 games in 2010-11. Russian Alexander Burmistrov will likely orchestrate the second line with Kane and Antropov. The organization's first-round draft choice, Mark Scheifele, inked a three-year entry-level contract earlier this month. He produced 4 goals and 8 points in five preseason games -- second among all players in the exhibition season behind Dallas' Mike Ribeiro (10 points). Defensively, the Jets return six players from last year's unit, including Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Ron Hainsey, Mark Stuart and Johnny Oduya. One of the organization's top prospects, center Patrice Cormier, was sent to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in St. John's after the club claimed Brett MacLean off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.

Who's Hot: Kane, drafted No. 4 in 2009, had 14 goals and 26 points in his rookie season and produced 19 goals and 43 points in 2010-11. He'll need to continue the upward scoring swing if Winnipeg looks to improve upon its 2.66 goals per game average of a season ago.

Injury Report: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov (right knee), who missed all but seven games last season after tearing his ACL, is out. Defenseman Chris Campoli, who left with an undisclosed lower-body injury in the second period against the Leafs, is questionable. … The Jets placed Eric Fehr (shoulder) and Aaron Gagnon (undisclosed) on injured reserve while Kenndal McArdle (undisclosed) and Ben Maxwell (undisclosed) are listed as day-to-day.

Stat Pack: Following Montreal's 2-0 loss to Toronto on Thursday, Dave Stubbs of The Montreal Gazette astutely pointed out that in 12 NHL season-openers between the teams dating back nine decades, the Canadiens had never been shut out by the Maple Leafs -- until Thursday's "unlucky" 13th encounter.

Puck Drop: How excited are fans to have hockey back in Manitoba? In the Jets' first preseason game on Sept. 20, the MTS Centre scoreboard read: "In 2011, the NHL Returned to the Greatest Fans in the World."

When asked what he expects from the fans on Sunday, Ladd said, "I'm sure they'll be ready to blow the roof off."

campoli-285x280.jpg

The duration of Chris Campoli's absence will be measured in MONTHS, not weeks.

And Blair Betts won't play in Winnipeg on Sunday. He has a lower-back problem (those get better right away, right?) and is listed as day-to-day.

The Canadiens had better hope Alexei Emelin can play in the NHL.

Campoli was hurt after jamming a skate in the ice during the opener.

Head Coach Jacques Martin said Campoli will be evaluated Friday, but it appears he will be out for a while. Yannick Weber took his place alongside Josh Gorges, but look for Alexei Emelin to make his Canadiens debut Sunday in Winnipeg.

Canadiens assign D Joe Callahan to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

*About that stinker the other night in leaf land

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Great gdt FH#10 looking forward to some offence from our Habs tonight,need Gionta or Cole to open the floodgates.Let it rain down on Winnipeg all night long.Go Habs Go!

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Okay the pre-season is over its about time the real Habs start strutting their stuff.Turn those rookie defencemen loose and give them huge minutes so the learning curve won't take all season.By the time Markov gets back Emelin and Diaz should be playing like veterans.Go Habs Go!

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...and good fan base is the other one. Did say someone Phoenix?? :blink:

Prior to ownership sue fest 2009 - 2011, atlanta was averaging around 15000 agame. How many will the jets average. The same. Atlanta has like the second largest amateur hockey league or something in the states or something along those lines I read.

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Atlanta got screwed. Ownership is the one of the few reasons hockey is failing in some southern areas.

I'd play a sad song but my violin is in the shop, unfortunately. :lol:

Who cares who the team is, or what their situation is... I want two points for our Habs. B)

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As a Habs fan the ideal result would be a resounding victory.

As a Canadian Hockey fan the ideal result would be a tie with the Jets winning their opener (both teams benefit some).

Should be a great show tonight - either way. ;)

we are Habs here, we could care less about the Jets<_<

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SCORE MORE GOALS THAN THE OPPOSITION THIS TIME...THANKS...MOST IMPORTANTLY...WIN THE GAME DAMN IT!! <_< *shakes fist* HABS <_<

we are Habs here, we could care less about the Jets<_<

For all I care, they're still the Thrashers. You're absolutely right, I could care less about the Jets being from Canada or any other Canadian team. It's time to get ruthless, that's the only way this team is going to win.

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I waited 5 months for that suck-fest on Thursday. And then no Saturday game? What gives?

This one better be worth the wait. I hope we can net one early because this Team looks like it gives up whenever they have a dominant period that produces nothing on the scoreboard.

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Should be a great show tonight - either way. ;)

Agreed

...and good fan base is the other one. Did say someone Phoenix?? :blink:

I say hello Quebec.;)

I'd play a sad song but my violin is in the shop, unfortunately. :lol:

:lol: this

i,m callin it a habs win today :angry:

Smart call...unlike the last one.<_<:P

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The Canadiens waiver claim on Blair Betts has been reversed due to a pre-existing player injury, he has been returned to the Flyers.- TSN

Forward Michael Cammalleri and goaltender Carey Price missed practice Friday with the flu but they practiced Saturday in Brossard before the team flew west.

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The line-up from practice:

Cole - Plekanec - Cammalleri

Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta

Kostitsyn - Desharnais - Darche

Weber - Engqvist - Moen

Subban - Gill

Gorges - Emelin

Spacek - Diaz

Price and Cammy were back on the ice for practice today in Brossard, feeling better and are fully expected in the line-up against the Jets.

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