Central Division-leading Winnipeg faces New York
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders visit Bell MTS Place to face the top-ranked team in the Central Division, the Winnipeg Jets.
The Jets are 25-10-4 at home. Winnipeg is the top team in the the Western Conference with 5.7 assists per game, led by Blake Wheeler averaging 0.9.
The Islanders have gone 21-14-3 away from home. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.4 shots per game. In their last meeting on Dec. 4, Winnipeg won 3-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 5-5-0, averaging 1.6 goals, 2.7 assists, three penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Jets: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Jets Injuries: None listed.