Two of the NHL’s best teams will square off Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets host the Boston Bruins at the Bell MTS Place.
A win for the Bruins would pull them even with the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Bruins and Lightning play Thursday night in Boston.
The Jets comfortably are in second place in the Central Division but trail the Nashville Predators by five points. They cannot drop too many more points if they want to finish atop the division.
Winnipeg has the best home record in the NHL at 29-7-2, so the B’s will need to play a near-mistake free game to leave the MTS Centre with two points.
Anton Khudobin (Boston) and Connor Hellebucyk (Winnipeg) are expected to start in net.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams.
BOSTON BRUINS (47-17-10)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Donato–David Krejci–Tommy Wingels
Danton Heinen–Riley Nash–Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller—Sean Kuraly—Noel Acciari
Torey Krug–Brandon Carlo
Nick Holden–Adam McQuaid
Matt Grzelcyk–Kevan Miller
WINNIPEG JETS (46-19-10)
Kyle Connor–Mark Scheifele–Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers–Paul Stastny–Patrik Laine
Mathieu Perreault–Andrew Copp–Bryan Little
Brandon Tanev–Adam Lowry–Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey–Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot–Dustin Byfuglien
Tucker Poolman–Joe Morrow