Tomas Tatar, Michael Frolik, Alexander Romanov, Charlie Lindgren
Alex Belzile, Laurent Dauphin, Lukas Vejdemo, Jesse Ylonen, Cale Fleury, Otto Leskinen, Xavier Ouellet, Cayden Primeau, Michael McNiven
Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Jon Merrill (undisclosed), Jake Evans (concussion)
This sequence was billed as a battle of two of the most effective goalies in hockey and followers had been handled to a superb show of their work tonight. Not a single objective was scored in five-on-five play tonight by both workforce.
Carey Value stopped all 30 pictures that he confronted, together with eight powerful saves within the remaining three minutes of the sport. Connor Hellebuyck had a lighter workload however was strong with solely a short-handed objective by Tyler Toffoli getting by the Winnipeg goaltender. With the Jets urgent within the third, Hellebuyck stood tall on a few odd-man probabilities by Montreal.
The Jets got here out with vitality and soar controlling play for the primary ten minutes of the sport. The sport then slowed because the Canadiens clogged the center of the ice with the 2 groups taking part in a tight-checking affair. Alternatives had been arduous to return by at each ends of the ice.
With the Jets taking part in catch up a lot of the third interval was performed within the Montreal zone. Value got here up large to maintain Winnipeg off the scoresheet. It was clear that the Jets technique was to get our bodies in entrance of the web taking the eyes away from Value.
Winnipeg was dedicated to taking part in a bodily sport outhitting Montreal by a large margin 49-20. Jets forwards had been decided to melt up the Canadiens top-four defencemen who’re logging big minutes. Whereas interim head coach Dominique Ducharme continues to pen Erik Gustafsson and Brett Kulak within the lineup, the teaching employees sees the underside pairing as an excessive amount of of a legal responsibility to play collectively on an everyday shift.
The Canadiens head residence with a 2-0 lead within the sequence using a 5 sport successful streak. Value has been named the primary star in 4 straight video games.
Sport two of the sequence will happen on Friday evening in Winnipeg. We may see Tomas Tatar slot into the lineup for Evans. Coach Ducharme has run out of excuses for leaving Alexander Romanov within the press field. Nevertheless it’s clear that Erik Gustafsson isn’t the reply.
▲ Carey Value, Shea Weber, Ben Chiarot, Joel Armia, Artturi Lehkonen, Tyler Toffoli Jesperi Kotkaniemi
▼ Erik Gustafsson, Brett Kulak, Phillip Danault
Take a look at the sport preview right here: Canadiens @ Jets: Answering With A Win | HABS GAME 2 PREVIEW