JETS (26-29-5) at CANADIENS (31-19-8)
2 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV
Jets team scope
The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game road trip that began with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. "I think it was a good start for the road trip," forward Patrik Laine said. "One point is better than nothing. I'm proud of every guy who battled out there. I think we played well, and maybe would have deserved to win." Winnipeg, which has three points in two games after losing four straight, did not practice in Montreal on Friday. Earlier in the week, coach Paul Maurice said he was wary of facing the Montreal Canadiens in their first game under new coach Claude Julien, who replaced Michel Therrien on Tuesday. "I wish we weren't going in on [his] first game," Maurice told the Jets website Wednesday. "I wish it was the second or the third, maybe the last one is always the best one to go in before a guy gets fired."
Canadiens team scope
Julien will make his debut at Bell Centre in Montreal's first game following a five-day break. The four NHL teams that changed coaches this season had immediate success, including the Boston Bruins, who fired Julien on Feb. 7. Boston has won three straight under Bruce Cassidy, including 4-0 against Montreal on Sunday. But teams throughout the NHL have gone 3-8-1 in their first game following their extended break. "I know that teams coming out of the bye week haven't had a lot of success, but I intend to have success [Saturday]," Julien said Friday after running his first practice. Julien moved center Alex Galchenyuk back to the top line with left wing Max Pacioretty and right wing Alexander Radulov, replacing Phillip Danault, who practiced on the third line. Center Tomas Plekanec moved up to the second line between right wing Brendan Gallagher and left wing Artturi Lehkonen. "I don't want to change everything," Julien said. "I'm just making slight adjustments. These guys have a brand-new opportunity here. The players will appreciate that. I'll try some things, and if it doesn't work then we'll adjust accordingly."
Jets projected lineup
Mathieu Perreault -- Mark Scheifele -- Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Blake Wheeler
Shawn Matthias -- Adam Lowry -- Joel Armia
Chris Thorburn -- Nic Petan -- Drew Stafford
Ben Chiarot -- Dustin Byfuglien
Josh Morrissey -- Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart -- Paul Postma
Scratched: Julian Melchiori
Injured: Ondrej Pavelec (concussion), Toby Enstrom (lower body), Andrew Copp (upper body), Marko Dano (lower body)
Canadiens projected lineup
Max Pacioretty -- Alex Galchenyuk -- Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron -- Tomas Plekanec -- Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen -- Phillip Danault -- Andrew Shaw
Sven Andrighetto -- Torrey Mitchell -- Brian Flynn
Alexei Emelin -- Shea Weber
Andrei Markov -- Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu -- Nikita Nesterov
Scratched: Greg Pateryn, David Desharnais, Michael McCarron
Enstrom was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sunday. He had surgery to repair a lower-body injury Thursday and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. ... McCarron was recalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League on Friday.
Laine has four goals in the past two games. … Scheifele has five assists in the past two games. ... Pacioretty has six points in his past three games (three goals, three assists).