Tonight will be the first matchup of a 2-game set for the Winnipeg Jets versus the Montreal Canadiens. The Jets return home after a very impressive road trip. They will have a total of 17 games for the entire month of March, 12 of those games being away from home. These 2 meetings with the Habs are the only time the Jets will play at home in a 14 game stretch, from March 4th to March 29th.
The Jets’ home record is something to be worried about if you are a visiting opponent, as Winnipeg is 9-4-1 at Bell MTS Place this year and were victorious during their last 3 out of 4 on home ice. Looking back to last season, the Winnipeg Jets won four out of five of their contests versus The Montreal Canadiens.
With 5 assists in his past 5 games, which did include a career-high of three assists during last Tuesday night’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenceman Neal Pionk will look to continue his style of play that continues to exude and express that the Jets won in the Jacob Trouba deal.
Former Halifax Moosehead Nikolaj Ehlers continues to score, with three goals in his previous 2 contests to be the leader in goals for the Winnipeg Jets this year with 14.
With his team-leading 10th multi-point game of the year Saturday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mark Scheifele will look to add to his 36 points total of 12 goals and 24 assists.
With 199 assists for his National Hockey League career, Mathieu Perreault is one shy of 200.
Neal Pionk, if playing tonight will be suiting up for his 200th NHL game.
Mark Scheifele can pass Marc Savard for the eighth place all-time in power-play assists in the Jets organization with just one.
GO JETS GO!