Time: 7:00 PM CDT
Radio: CJOB 680
The Winnipeg Jets have their backs in opposition to the wall because of the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs have been taking part in textbook good hockey which is surprising for them and the Jets have been unable to counter their good hockey which isn’t too surprising. The Jets have lengthy been hampered by their teaching and that continues to be the problem now. The Jets aren’t taking part in a lot in another way than they have been once they have been going through the Edmonton Oilers, however Connor Hellebuyck shouldn’t be shutting the door as a lot as he was within the first collection. That shouldn’t be the distinction between a collection win and loss.
The Habs have been taking part in higher than they’ve performed in a very long time. They’re getting contributions from their fourth line of Corey Perry, Eric Staal, and Joel Armia. Armia stings as a result of he’s the participant the Jets misplaced to do away with Steve Mason, however the Perry/Staal mixture is actually one thing else. Perry has been good for the Habs all yr. He’s stayed on the precise aspect of the road whereas contributing a bit offensively. He’s misplaced a variety of his means to skate quick, however his arms haven’t aged in any respect.
The Jets have to alter rather a lot of their sport to win tonight. Primarily based on what they stated after sport three, they don’t seem to be able to make any modifications of their sport or lineup. C’est la vie.