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Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens

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The Jets begin a three game road trip in La Belle Province against the Montreal Canadiens

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction:

The Winnipeg Jets hit the road after a successful home stand with wins against Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks and a tough overtime loss San Jose Sharks. Trade speculation continues daily ranging from rumoured block buster deals to tweaks. Josh Morrissey was hit by a puck early in the Sharks game and did not return. Hopefully it’s not a long term injury for him.

The Habs have surprised some this season and are firmly in the playoff hunt thanks in part to stellar play from Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin who have been great, but also frustrating at times to those who follow the team closely. Old pal Joel Armia is playing like he did for the Jets – unspectacular but solid. GM Marc Bergevin took in the Ducks – Jets game in person on Saturday night. Perhaps advanced scouting? Maybe forecasting perhaps another potential deal between the two teams (Domi straight up for Petan! And we’ll throw in a bus. Or the vehicle of your choice).

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Team Comparison

Winnipeg Jets Montreal Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets Montreal Canadiens
Record: 34 16 3 Record: 30 18 6
Last Ten Games: 7 2 1 Last Ten Games: 7 2 1
Who Is Hot: NHL first star of the week Jack Roslovic. Who Is Hot: Max Domi has already surpassed his point total for all of last season.
Who is Not: I�ve said enough about Patrik Laine here, but he is really struggling. Who Is Not: Charles Hudon has not really taken the next step the team and fans were hoping for.
Keep an Eye On: Dustin Byfuglien is back. Keep an Eye On: Carey Price has been a work horse this year and now has 308 career wins.