CANADIENS (4-8-1) at JETS (7-3-2)
7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SN, NHL.TV
Goaltender Al Montoya will start for the Montreal Canadiens when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Saturday. Carey Price, their No. 1 goaltender, is day to day with a minor lower-body injury.
Montreal is looking for its third win in its past four games following a 2-7-1 start.
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will make his ninth start of the season for the Jets, who seek their fourth straight victory and are 7-1-2 in their past 10 games. Hellebuyck, 7-0-1 with a 1.92 goals-against average and.938 save percentage, is the first goaltender in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise history to earn at least one point in eight consecutive decisions to begin a season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Players to watch
Canadiens forwards Phillip Danault (two goals, four assists) and Brendan Gallagher (three goals, two assists) each have a three-game point streak.
Jets forward Mark Scheifele has seven points (four goals, three assists) in a three-game point streak.
They said it
"We're looking to rebound here with a good effort. We know this isn't going to be a easy road trip for us and starting off with a loss isn't ideal, but I think we got a good test ahead of us tonight." -- Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher
"There's no off nights in this league, regardless of what the other team's record is, but especially a team that, maybe, the numbers are a little bit misleading right now. They're a better team that what the record shows and if we're not ready for them, it's going to be a tough night." -- Jets forward Blake Wheeler on the Canadiens
Canadiens projected lineup
Artturi Lehkonen -- Jonathan Drouin -- Alex Galchenyuk
Max Pacioretty -- Phillip Danault -- Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron -- Tomas Plekanec -- Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon -- Michael McCarron -- Torrey Mitchell
Victor Mete -- Shea Weber
Karl Alzner -- Jeff Petry
Brandon Davidson -- Jordie Benn
Scratched: Jacob De La Rose, Joe Morrow
Injured: David Schlemko (hand), Ales Hemsky (upper body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), Carey Price (lower body)
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine
Brandon Tanev -- Andrew Copp -- Shawn Matthias
Brendan Lemieux -- Matt Hendricks - Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey -- Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers
Scratched: Marko Dano, Ben Chiarot
Injured: Adam Lowry (upper body), Mathieu Perreault (lower body)
Lindgren was recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League on Friday. … Lowry will not play Saturday. Jets coach Paul Maurice said Lowry's fitness is not where he would like it to be.
Weber has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games. … Wheeler has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past three games. Laine has three goals in his past seven games after having four points (two goals, two assists) in his first five games of the season.