This is the third of four games this week for the Canadiens, who just lost 3-2 to the Maple Leafs

Here are five things to know about the Jets-Canadiens game on Thursday night at the Bell Center (7 pm, TSN2, RDS, TSN Radio-690, 985 FM)

The game: This is the third of four games this week for the Canadians, who just lost 3-2 to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in Toronto. It is also the first of two games against Winnipeg in 72 hours; teams meet in Montreal on Saturday night The Jets have been out of action since Monday, when they beat Ottawa 4-3 at home, after two home losses to the Leafs – one in a shootout This is the seventh of nine games between the Canadiens and the Jets The three remaining games are all in Montreal While Winnipeg has won four of six wins, three have been decided in overtime

What happened to the power play? When Alex Burrows replaced fired assistant coach Kirk Muller and was put in charge of the power play, he started paying immediate dividends for the Canadiens. But that was then and it is now In its last five games, Montreal is one on 16 with the advantage of the man The Canadiens did not know how to take advantage of two chances against Toronto Indeed, Montreal n did not generate a ‘Sometimes you have to give them credit’ cliché, Corey Perry said after Wednesday’s game “They won faceoffs They had good sticks tonight They beat us tonight”

On this change of coach: it’s no longer about victories in the NHL On the contrary, teams getting a point even when they lose in overtime or in a shootout, it all depends on how many points they have. a team can generate The Canadiens have points in 13 of 18 games since Dominique Ducharme replaced fired Claude Julien But both coaches’ records are surprisingly similar Montreal is now 8-5-5 under Ducharme The Canadiens are 9-5-4 under Julien There’s a caveat: The Canadiens won seven of their first 10 games to start the season before entering a turn that ultimately cost Julien his job

The other guys: Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler won’t play Thursday and is out indefinitely with suspected concussion The 34-year-old has 10 goals and 32 points in 39 games In the 10 seasons since Jets move to Winnipeg, right winger missed just six games Wheeler took an elbow from Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk on Monday but continued to play and said he was feeling fine before developing symptoms the next day Wheeler has played all of the last 438 games except one with Winnipeg

This and that: the start of a five-game road trip for the Jets The trip continues in Ottawa next Monday and Wednesday before ending with a game in Toronto on April 15 … The Jets (23-13-3) are third in the All-Canadian Northern Division, one point behind the Edmonton Oilers, but six ahead of the Winnipeg Canadians 5-4-1 in their last 10 games… Pierre-Luc Dubois , the 22-year-old center the Jets acquired in a January trade from Columbus, has eight goals and 16 points in 24 games with his new team While Dubois was the Blue Jackets’ flagship player, the Jets have more of a well-balanced team, which took a lot of the pressure off him He scored twice against the Senators on Monday… If Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen gets his second start in as many nights for injured Carey Price, he claims it won’t be a problem “I’ve done it a few times… played three games in two and a half days, ”he said on Wednesday evening. “It’s a challenge, no question”

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