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Jets Host fellow Auston Matthews Candidate on HNIC

Two teams in the gutter face off during prime time on Hockey Night in Canada. This could get ugly.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets will have the spotlight on them tonight when the Montreal Canadiens come to town tonight for Hockey Night in Canada. Both of these teams have seen their season go down the tubes, one however due to sheer lack of talent. The other, because they lost the most crucial part of their team to a season ending injury.

Keys to the Game

Winnipeg Jets

Anthony Peluso is officially out for the rest of the month after being injured against the New York Islanders and Nikolaj Ehlers is out indefinitely after taking a puck to the face. JC Lipon and Josh Morrissey have been brought up from the Moose and will play tonight. The lines look very ugly tonight but a defensive top four of Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom, Tyler Myers, and Josh Morrissey certainly piques my interest. Morrissey will finally get a taste of the big show and it couldn't be at a better time since the season is lost.

Montreal Canadiens

Since Cary Price went down the Canadiens have plummeted in the standings, sitting in 22nd in the league and out of a playoff spot. They have gotten sub-par goaltending from both Ben Scrivens and Mike Condon who have .901 and .905 save percentages. If the Jets want to try and get a win tonight, they have to come out fast and start firing at the net with everything they've got. Eventually, they should get enough pucks in the net to win.

Prediction

4-3 Jets and it is an ugly win at that.