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Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens Questionnaire: The Danny Kristo edition

We catch up with our pals at Eyes on the Prize, asking them three burning questions leading into tonight's contest.


Losers of their last four in a row, the Winnipeg Jets will have a prime opportunity to break their slide tonight as they pay a visit to La Belle Province as they face-off with the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs were in action last night, where they allowed three unanswered goals in the third period of their contest with the Philadelphia Flyers, ultimately falling by a 5-3 final.

As part of our gameday coverage, we had a few questions relating to the Canadiens before puck-drop tonight.

With that, here is our pal Andrew Berkshire from Eyes on the Prize in today's instalment of Gameday Questionnaire:

1. What does Danny Kristo's future hold now that he has signed his ELC with the Montreal Canadiens, leaving the University of North Dakota?

Kristo has the skill to be a top 6 right winger. His future with the team may come sooner than we initially thought as apparently both Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty sustained injuries in last night's game. Kristo has speed to burn, and unlike someone who's a great skater like Matthew Lombardi, Kristo can actually make plays and shoot when at top speed. He's a unique talent within the Canadiens' system.

2. For those of us who rarely follow the daily happenings of the Habs, how do the fare in the tail end of back-to-backs?

Sorry to tell you this, Jets fans, but the Canadiens are 5-1-1 on the second game of back to backs. And they've lost two games in a row just twice this season. They've lost two games in a row in regulation only one time. This team is pretty damn good.

3. How can the Jets' -- losers of their past four games -- capitalize on the Canadiens in this evening's match-up?

Well you've got a pretty good chance if Plekanec and Pacioretty don't play because the Bulldogs are in Texas and they may not get reinforcements in time, so the Habs may end up playing two players short, or with Yannick Weber at forward. Carey Price will also be on the bench, as Peter Budaj gets the start with his parents in town. The #1 way to beat the Canadiens though, is to draw penalties. The penalty kill is terrible and it's not improving.

Ed. Note: We thank Andrew for his for his time in this edition of Gameday Questionnaire. Look for our next edition of Gameday Questionnaire Saturday with our pals from Broad Street Hockey.