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It’s always something special when an Original Six club comes to town for a game and even more so when it’s either the Toronto Maple Leafs or Montreal Canadiens simply based on the fact that “visiting” fans make up half the attendance in the stands making for quite the atmosphere.

Montreal Canadiens (17-13-6 / 4th Atlantic)
@
Winnipeg Jets (21-13-2 / 3rd Central)

Dec 23, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MN
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ EDM 4-3 L Last Game @ MIN 6-0 W
3-2-0 (1 L) Last 5 Games  2-3-0 (1 W)
Brendan Gallagher – 15 Goal Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 17
Phillip Danault – 19 Assist Leader PATRIK LAINE – 21
#Tomas Tatar – 30 Points Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 37
22.11% (8th) The Power Play 18.18% (19th)
75.45% (27th) The Penalty Kill 73.86% (30th)
Carey Price
(15-11-3 / .905 SV%)
Starting Goalie Laurent Brossoit
(4-3-0 / .890 SV%)
L @ EDM (22-26 / .846 SV%) Last Goalie Start W @ DET (15-15 / 1.000 SV%)
9-5-3 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 10-7-1 AT HOME

Last Canadiens Game

The Habs fell behind to the Edmonton Oilers early and even though they did manage to tie things up midway through the contest, it felt like they were chasing the game the entire night and couldn’t quite keep up with the Oilers who handed them a 4-3 loss on Saturday night.

Fun Canadiens Facts…

  • On November 5 at Washington, Carey Price became the first goaltender to reach the 10-win mark in a season for the third time in his career. He is the 11th goaltender in NHL history to accomplish the feat in three or more seasons – including instances where multiple netminders reached the mark on the same day.
  • Max Domi will try to extend his point streak to four games.
  • This is Ben Chirot’s first game against the Jets after having spent the first six seasons of his career with Winnipeg.

What They’re Saying…

The Montreal Canadiens have been a difficult team to figure out this season. It seems when you expect them to win a game, they find a way to lose that one. When you think they are in tough and don’t have much of a chance, they all pull together and take out one of the league’s best teams.

Montreal Canadiens Look To Continue Strong Road Play vs Winnipeg Jets – A Winning Habit

Fast forward two years and the Canadiens still don’t know what they have in Kotkaniemi. He had an impressive rookie season as an 18-year-old, scoring 11 goals and adding 23 assists for 34 points in 79 games. It took the Finn some time to get used to the speed and physicality of the NHL, but all in all he had a promising rookie campaign.

Canadiens Need to be Patient With Kotkaniemi – The Hockey Writers

 


Last Jets Game

How much fun was Saturday? Patrik Laine scored twice, @lake Wheeler had two points and now has the all-time franchise points lead and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves as the Jets shutout the Minnesota Wild 6-0.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets have lost the past three games against the Canadiens at Bell MTS Place. Winnipeg’s last home win against Montreal was on March 5, 2016.
  • Tonight is Winnipeg’s first game on a Monday this season. The Jets play three games on Monday’s in total this season, two of which are oddly enough against Montreal.
  • Blake Wheeler now has the team points record and was already the franchise leader in assists with 413. He has a ways to go with goals though as his 202 goals is third behind Ilya Kovalchuk (328) and Bryan Little (217).
  • Jansen Harkins had an assist on Saturday for his first NHL point. He’s the 243rd player in franchise history to register a point and the 17th player in franchise history to record a point in their NHL debut.

What We’re Saying…

After seeing Blake Wheeler make franchise history on Saturday, Connor Hellebuyck didn’t want to be left behind. With his 17th career shutout, he’s now tied with Ondrej Pavelec for the most in franchise history. The big difference between the two netminders is that Pavelec played in 379 games while Hellebuyck has only played in 242.

WTWF: Last Game Before The Holidays

 


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Montreal Canadiens Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Tomas Tatar
TOMAS TATAR

Rating: 76.6#16 LW

Phillip Danault
PHILLIP DANAULT

Rating: 74.9#40 C

Brendan Gallagher
BRENDAN GALLAGHER

Rating: 78.0#8 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.51#10 FL1
Artturi Lehkonen
ARTTURI LEHKONEN

Rating: 72.7#63 LW

Max Domi
MAX DOMI

Rating: 75.9#30 C

Joel Armia
JOEL ARMIA

Rating: 75.0#30 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.51#15 FL2
Nick Cousins
NICK COUSINS

Rating: 71.8#112 LW

Nick Suzuki
NICK SUZUKI
Jordan Weal
JORDAN WEAL

Rating: 70.7#108 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.24#22 FL3
Ryan Poehling
RYAN POEHLING

Rating: 74.0#40 LW

Nate Thompson
NATE THOMPSON

Rating: 70.2#163 C

Riley Barber
RILEY BARBER

Rating: 73.3#51 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.48#3 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 74.8#23 LD

Shea Weber
SHEA WEBER

Rating: 79.2#5 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.99#4 DL1
Brett Kulak
BRETT KULAK

Rating: 72.8#65 LD

Jeff Petry
JEFF PETRY

Rating: 75.6#16 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.24#10 DL2
Mike Reilly
MIKE REILLY

Rating: 73.1#54 LD

Cale Fleury
CALE FLEURY

Rating: 72.2#66 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.65#10 DL3
GOALIES
Carey Price
CAREY PRICE

Rating: 66.7#43 G1

Charlie Lindgren
CHARLIE LINDGREN

Rating: 75.3#2 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.6#11 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 79.0#15 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 75.0#29 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.19#8 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.0#19 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 76.5#14 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.7#86 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.72#14 FL2
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 69.3#124 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 71.0#139 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 71.0#102 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.46#27 FL3
Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.8#147 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 69.6#123 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.23#23 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.4#31 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 72.2#68 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.30#26 DL1
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 72.7#69 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 74.2#30 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.46#14 DL2
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 72.3#81 LD

Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.9#96 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.57#25 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.6#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.9#50 G2