Nice plane ride
The Canadiens will spend three hours in the air reflecting on a successful road trip.
Goals by Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban in the first period stood up despite a Jets' onslaught.
And the much-maligned Daniel Brière scored an empty-netter.
Carey Price made 36 saves for his first shutout of the season and 20th of his career.
The win may have been costly: Max Pacioretty was injured on his sixth shift in the first period and did not return.
Price holds the fort
14 saves in the final 20 minutes.
Cool as a cuke.
And Carey Price racks up his 20th career shutout.
Price holds the fort
The absence of Max Pacioretty forces Michel Therrien to juggle his lines.
Winnipeg keeps its trios together and outshoots the Canadiens 13-9.
Should be a wild third period.
An excellent start by the Canadiens produced two goals ... and it could have been more.
Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban each notched his second of the season – on passes by Daniel Brière and David Desharnais, respectively.
But with the game well in hand – the hometown Jets took seven minutes to get their first shot – Max pacioretty drove toward the Winnipeg net and was taken down awkwardly by rookie defenceman Jacob Trouba.
Pacioretty was helped off the ice favouring his left knee.
Carey Price, who could have watched a movie on his iPad through the first 10 minutes, was very sharp when the Jets came to life.
Shots were 10-8 Canadiens.
The Canadiens seem to like playing in Winnipeg.
In completing a sweep of their season series with the Jets, the Canadiens won 4-2 at the MTS Centre last April. David Desharnais – remember him? – scored the winning goal.
On Oct. 9, 2011, the Canadiens spoiled opening night for the transplanted Atlanta franchise with a 5-1 win. As karmic revenge for sending all those hockey-loving Winnipegers home unhappy, the Canadiens lost their next six starts.
The Jets are due.
Through two seasons since their move to Winnipeg, the team is 0-5 against the Canadiens.
Captain Brian Gionta returns to the lineup Tuesday night. Daniel Brière will be on the Canadiens' fourth line, with Travis Moen and Ryan White, the only Manitoban on the Canadiens' current roster. White will play centre.
Michaël Bournival will be watching from the pressbox, as will defenceman Jarred Tinordi, scratched in place of Nathan Beaulieu.
After the morning skate, coach Michel Therrien said he likes White's work in the faceoff circle (he's winning a team-leading 68 per cent of his draws) and added he's a Manitoba boy who will have family and friends coming to the game. As for Beaulieu playing instead of Tinordi, Therrien said it's important to give both young defencemen some playing time and he liked the way Beaulieu performed last week in Edmonton.
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