MAPLE LEAFS (22-14-5) at JETS (22-15-3)
8 p.m. ET; TSN3, TSN4, NHL.TV
The Toronto Maple Leafs seek to extend their point streak to nine games when they play the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.
Mason Marchment will make his NHL debut for Toronto, which won 4-1 against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday and is 7-0-1 in its past eight. Marchment has four points (two goals, two assists) in 11 games with Toronto of the American Hockey League this season.
Connor Hellebuyck, who made 39 saves in a 7-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, is expected to start for the Jets, who are 2-4-1 in their past seven games after going 7-2-1 in their previous 10.
Players to watch
Maple Leafs forward William Nylander has a goal in each of his past four games (four goals, four assists).
Jets forward Mark Scheifele has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in his past 13 games, including a goal and three assists against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
They said it
"Defense is important. It's a big part of our game and a scenario that I think we've improved on. As a group we want the puck, and if we have the puck that oftentimes is going to limit their opportunities with it." -- Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly
"I think we're a pretty dangerous team as well. We can score with the best when we're on." -- Jets forward Kyle Connor, who has six goals in his past four games
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner
Pierre Engvall -- John Tavares -- William Nylander
Mason Marchment -- Alexander Kerfoot -- Kasperi Kapanen
Adam Brooks -- Frederik Gauthier -- Jason Spezza
Morgan Rielly -- Tyson Barrie
Travis Dermott -- Cody Ceci
Martin Marincin -- Justin Holl
Scratched: Kenny Agostino, Teemu Kivihalme, Dmytro Timashov
Injured: Andreas Johnsson (leg), Trevor Moore (concussion), Ilya Mikheyev (wrist surgery), Jake Muzzin (broken foot)
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Blake Wheeler -- Jack Roslovic
Gabriel Bourque -- Adam Lowry - Mathieu Perreault
Jansen Harkins -- Nicholas Shore - Mason Appleton
Josh Morrissey -- Tucker Poolman
Luca Sbisa -- Neal Pionk
Anthony Bitetto -- Carl Dahlstrom
Scratched: Joona Luoto, Logan Shaw
Injured: Andrew Copp (upper body), Dmitry Kulikov (upper body), Bryan Little (ear), Nathan Beaulieu (lower body)
Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien
Beaulieu will miss at least a month, according to Jets coach Paul Maurice. … The Jets reassigned forward Joona Luoto to Manitoba of the AHL on Tuesday.
Tavares has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) during a five-game point streak. … Marner has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in his past 11 games. … Matthews has 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in his past seven games. ... Laine has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games.