Apr 4, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta (not pictured) scores a goal against Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Habs visit the Jets in Final Meeting of the Season

Tonight the Winnipeg Jets play there final home game of the season as they take on the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Center in Winnipeg.

Montreal is coming off 2 straight losses, while the Jets lost there last game 5-3 to the Capitals.

This is a must win for the Jets if they want to keep there playoff hopes alive. They are currently 1 point back of the Rangers for 8th in  the east, but New York has a game in hand.

Here is a look at player stats, game notes and more, for tonight’s match-up:

Team Records: Canadiens – 4th in East (27-14-5, 59 points) vs Jets – 9th in East (24-20-3, 51 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 25 ’13  TONIGHT
Apr 04 ’13 WPG 1 at MTL 4 M. Ryder
Jan 29 ’13 WPG 3 at MTL 4 T. Plekanec

*Winners of each game are in Bold.

Game Notes:

– Final game of season for Jets.

– Jets loss will eliminate them from playoff contention.

– Habs look to take over 1st in Northeast division.

– Pavelec will most likely start for WPG.

– Price should start for Habs.


Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Pacioretty 42 14 24 38 +6 26 4 0
P. Subban 40 11 25 36 +10 53 7 0
M. Ryder 44 16 19 35 +2 14 8 5

Winnipeg

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Ladd 47 18 28 46 +10 18 3 4
B. Wheeler 47 18 22 40 -3 28 2 2
E. Kane 47 17 16 33 -2 80 2 4

 

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 38 2189 20-13-4 95 993 2.60 .904
P. Budaj 12 596 7-1-1 24 256 2.42 .906
Winnipeg
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
O. Pavelec 43 2493 21-19-3 115 1221 2.77 .906
A. Montoya 7 351 3-1-0 17 168 2.91 .899

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