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Montoya to start for Jets against Price, Canadiens

by Arpon Basu

MONTREAL – Backup Al Montoya will start in goal for the Winnipeg Jets when they face the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday at Bell Centre.

Montoya's only start in the Jets' past 11 games was a 35-save effort in a 3-1 victory on the road against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Carey Price will start in goal for a second straight day for the Canadiens, who will complete their traditional set of matinees on Super Bowl weekend after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Michael Bournival missed the game Saturday with a virus but will return against the Jets. George Parros will be scratched for the Canadiens, leaving rookie Christian Thomas to take his spot on the fourth line after playing 8:16 in his Canadiens debut on Saturday.

Another change for the Canadiens will be Daniel Briere playing left wing on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta. Briere started the game Saturday centering the fourth line, but finished it with Plekanec and Gionta and wound up scoring the game-tying goal in the third period. Briere has two goals and an assist in 16:20 of total ice time in his past two games.

Here is what the lineup could look like Sunday:


Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik

Chris Thorburn - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Devin Setoguchi - Olli Jokinen - Dustin Byfuglien

Eric Tangradi - James Wright - Anthony Peluso

Zach Bogosian - Tobias Enstrom

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Adam Pardy - Keaton Ellerby

Al Montoya

Ondrej Pavelec

Scratched: Eric O'Dell, Zach Redmond

Injured: Grant Clitsome (back), Matt Halischuk (forearm), Evander Kane (hand), Jim Slater (sports hernia)


Max PaciorettyDavid DesharnaisBrendan Gallagher

Daniel BriereTomas PlekanecBrian Gionta

Rene BourqueLars EllerBrandon Prust

Travis MoenMichael BournivalChristian Thomas

Josh GorgesP.K. Subban

Andrei MarkovAlexei Emelin

Douglas MurrayNathan Beaulieu

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Scratched: George Parros, Francis Bouillon, Raphael Diaz

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (hand), Davis Drewiske (shoulder), Ryan White (upper body)

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