Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 3rd 2022

Stadium: MTS Centre Winnipeg
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The host Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens will each be looking for a bounce-back win on Thursday after struggling offensively in their previous game.

The Jets were held to just 24 shots in a 2-1 loss in overtime to the host Las Vegas Knights on Sunday, when Jack Eichel scored the game winner with seven seconds left. The Canadiens are coming off a 4-1 loss to the host Minnesota Wild on Tuesday when they scored once on 35 shots.

The Jets' loss ended their three-game winning streak, while the Canadiens' setback ended a two-game winning streak that came on the heels of a two-game losing slide.

Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (4-2-1, 2.41 GAA) made 46 saves against the Golden Knights.

 

 


 

The Jets took a 1-0 lead on Adam Lowry's goal 13 seconds into the third period, but Mark Stone equalized at the 7:13 mark before Eichel won it in overtime.

"It's attention to detail. We talk about it, we've done our homework on it, we're prepared for it, it's just a matter of execution," Jets defenseman Brenden Dillon said. "(Hellebuyck) played fantastic and I think, credit to us for finding a way to get it to overtime. We know we can be a lot better than that.

"Clearly, we didn't deserve to win that one. We found different ways to win the first two. We have to be way better."

The Jets, who had outscored their opponents 13-6 during their three-game winning streak, are led by center Mark Scheifele (team-high six goals), forward Blake Wheeler (two goals, five assists) and defenseman Josh Morrissey, whose team-high eight points have all come on assists.

"Right now I know how important every single point is," Hellebuyck said. "Halfway through the season we're going to be looking at numbers and crunching to see who we need to beat and stuff like that. It's important to get it now."

The Canadiens gave up three second-period goals to the Wild to fall behind 3-0 before center Nick Suzuki's goal trimmed it to 3-1 with 6:30 left in the game. Matt Boldy's empty-net goal with a little more than three minutes left sealed Minnesota's victory.

Jake Allen (3-4-0, 2.88 GAA) made 27 saves for the Canadiens, who outshot the Wild 35-31 and won 62 percent of faceoffs.

"I felt like we outplayed them for the whole game almost," Suzuki said. "(We're) always battling, we know we're never out of it down two, down three. We've got the talent to come back and guys to make big plays."

Montreal is led by Suzuki's 11 points (five goals, team-high six assists) and forward Cole Caufield's team-high seven goals and three assists.

The Canadiens entered Wednesday averaging just 2.8 goals per game, which ranks only ahead of Toronto (2.7), Philadelphia (2.66) and Columbus (2.6) in the Eastern Conference.

The Jets have dominated the Canadiens recently, winning five of the past six meetings dating to a 4-3 win on March 18, 2021.

--Field Level Media

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Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Recap MAR 17TH 2021

Tomas Tatar scored twice in the first period and Phillip Danault did the same in the second as the visiting Montreal Canadiens recorded a 6-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

Max Domi scored a goal and set up Artturi Lehkonen's tally, and Carey Price finished with 27 saves as the Canadiens posted their sixth win in eight games heading into the NHL's holiday break.

Kyle Connor scored a power-play goal in the first period and Patrik Laine also tallied for the Jets, who have lost three of their past four games.

Connor's 15th goal of the season and fourth in six games opened the scoring at 11:30 of the first period before Tatar converted a seam pass from Nick Suzuki to forge a tie at 15:06.

Tatar tallied again just 92 seconds later after cleaning up a rebound following captain Shea Weber's blast from the point. Tatar's second goal of the period boosted his season total to 15, matching Brendan Gallagher for the club lead.

Montreal kept the pressure on in the second period with Gallagher being denied twice by Laurent Brossoit (42 saves) before Danault batted the puck out of the air to make it 3-1 at 4:37.

Danault gave the Canadiens a 4-1 lead just 4:19 later, winning the faceoff before beating Brossoit from the left circle for his 10th of the season.

Laine's sixth goal in seven games trimmed the deficit at 16:14 of the second period before Domi effectively sealed the win. Domi scored his ninth goal of the season with 40 seconds left in the period before finding Lehkonen on the doorstep with 8:52 remaining in the third.

Montreal defenseman Ben Chiarot logged 26:06 of ice time in his first game against his former team. The 28-year-old played 305 regular-season games for the Jets over six seasons before signing a three-year contract with the Canadiens on July 4.

Montreal defenseman Victor Mete returned to the lineup after a 10-game absence due to an ankle injury.

--Field Level Media

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