On Remembrance Day, the Winnipeg Jets are in Montreal to play the Montreal Canadiens in the first of two matches between the two squads. The Jets are coming in hot, winning an whole bunch of games in a row. The Habs are coming in after finally getting off the shnied, but they are still struggling possession and scoring chance wise.
The Habs power play has been sputtering along putridly, while their penalty kill has been excellent, producing three(!!) 2 on 0's already this season. Look for the Little line to match up against the Plekanec line and Scheifele to take on Desharnais' line. If previous patterns hold true, this means that Mark Stuart and Jacob Trouba will be matched against the Desharnais line and Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian will be matched against Plekanec.
Game is on TSN3 or RDS if you happen to be in Quebec/Ottawa/East Coast this week.
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik
Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
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 (starting)
Alex Galchenyuk - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Jiri Sekac - Lars Eller - Brandon Prust
Drayson Bowman- Manny Malhotra - Dale Weise
Andrei Markov - P.K. Subban
Nathan Beaulieu - Tom Gilbert
Mike Weaver - Alexei Emelin
Carey Price (starting)
Who to Watch
Mark Stuart will most likely be hard matched against either Max Pacioretty or Alex Galchenyuk. Both forwards are strong and can move around the ice well. They are also skilled. This is a deadly combination against Stuart and could lead to some massive cringing episodes for Jets fans. You've been warned.
Who to Boo
Why did I agree to do the GDT for this game? Boo no one.
Seriously, why did I agree to do the GDT for this game? Wait, we can all agree that Derek will complain about the refs at least twice during the game. That is my prediction; Derek complains about the refs.