The Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet for the second time this season on Super Bowl Sunday at the Bell Centre (1 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Canadiens are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday afternoon.
Carey Price and the Canadiens shut out the Jets 3-0 in Winnipeg on Oct. 15, but this is a different Jets team under new head coach Paul Maurice, who took over on Jan. 12. The Jets have gone 7-2-0 since Maurice took over and moved into playoff contention. Winnipeg has scored at least three goals in all but one of those nine of those games.
This is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Jets before the Olympic break. The Jets are without forward Evander Kane, who will be sidelined until after the Olympics with a hand infection.
The Canadiens’ Michael Bournival, who missed Saturday’s game with the flu, will be a game-time decision. Carey Price will start in goal for the Habs.
After Sunday’s game the Canadiens have three more before the Olympic break. The Calgary Flames visit the Bell Centre Tuesday night, followed by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, before the Habs head to Carolina on Saturday.
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