Mar 16, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) is pushed by Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd (16) after he runs over Winnipeg Jets goalie Al Montoya (35) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets vs. Dallas Stars: Viewing Information and Predictions

The Winnipeg Jets and Dallas Stars take to the ice on Monday night in what will be a must-win game for the visiting team.

Just eight days ago, the Jets steamrolled Tim Thomas and the Stars in Winnipeg, winning 7-2. Kari Lehtonen has since returned from injury, but Ondrej Pavelec has not, leaving Al Montoya to start his fifth straight game.

Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd won’t be in the lineup after the birth of his daughter, while the team recalled prospects Patrice Cormier and Carl Klingberg early Monday morning. There is no word on whether either will play in the game. Zach Bogosian is “doubtful” according to Jets’ coach Paul Maurice. The Stars are without Rich Peverly, and Erik Cole is doubtful also.

The Jets are in desperate need of two points in what could be a tipping point for both clubs involved. The Jets are six points behind the Phoenix Coyotes for the final Wild Card spot, while the Stars are only one point back. The Coyotes are inactive on Monday.

Winnipeg kicks off a five-game road trip tonight, while the Stars head to Chicago on Tuesday.

Here is tonight’s viewing information:

TV: TSN Jets (Non-Regional: Fox Sports South-West)

TIME: 7:30 PM Central



My Prediction: The Jets feel the pressure of a “must-win” game, but fall short in extra time, 3-2 in a shootout. Montoya makes 22 saves, while Evander Kane and Devin Setoguchi score the goals.


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