kinot-1 Posted February 2, 2014 Report Share Posted February 2, 2014 THE WINNIPEG JETS VISIT THE MONTREAL CANADIENS STUFF AND FLUFF The Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet for the second time this season on Super Bowl Sunday at the Bell Centre. Winnipeg seeks a fourth victory in five road games under Maurice as it begins a four-game trip against the Montreal Canadiens Last 10: Winnipeg 7-3-0; Montreal 4-5-1 Season series: Carey Price made 36 saves for the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-0 shutout at the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 15. Big story: When Paul Maurice took over as coach of the Jets on Jan. 12, Winnipeg was 18 points out of third place in the Central Division. After going 7-2-0 in Maurice's first nine games, Winnipeg is 18 points out of third place in the Central Division. Team Scope: Jets: Winnipeg has scored at least three goals in all but one of the nine games Maurice has coached. Eight were against an Eastern Conference team; the Jets play three from the East and the St. Louis Blues on the road before the Olympic break. "Our next two opponents, especially, have gone through a tough stretch, and Montreal feels, I'm sure, they're just coming out of it, and [the Carolina Hurricanes are] rolling," Maurice said. "So we're going to get their best, and we should be as confident as we deserve to be with our play. Canadiens: Montreal moved Daniel Briere up to a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta, and Briere scored the goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The Canadiens are 24-16-4-1; they are 11-8-3-1 in games played the day before the Super Bowl, and 13-8-1-0 on Super Bowl Sunday. Who's hot: Jets forward Devin Setoguchi ended a seven-game goal drought with two Friday in a 4-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks. Forward Mark Scheifele has 12 points in his past 12 games. Defenseman Jacob Trouba has eight in eight. Defenseman Zach Bogosian has scored two of his three goals this season in the past four games. … Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has four points in his past three games. Injury report: Jets forward Evander Kane (hand) is out until after the Olympic break. Defenseman Grant Clitsome (back) and forwards Jim Slater (hernia) and Matt Halischuk (forearm) are on injured reserve. … Canadiens forward Brandon Prust (illness) played Saturday. Defenseman Davis Drewiske (shoulder), and forwards Alex Galchenyuk (hand) and Ryan White (upper body) are out. White skated with the team Friday. Forward Michael Bournival (illness) did not play Saturday. Lines and Goaltenders will be announced as they come in. My apologies for being late. kinot-1's GDT record 13-7-1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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