Columbus faces Winnipeg for non-conference battle
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus heads to Winnipeg for a non-conference matchup.
The Jets have gone 5-5-1 in home games. Winnipeg averages just 2.3 penalties per game, the least in the league. Dmitry Kulikov leads the team averaging 0.4.
The Blue Jackets have gone 3-3-3 away from home. Columbus has given up 13 power-play goals, killing 78.7% of opponent chances.
The teams square off Saturday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 4-4-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Jets: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
Jets Injuries: None listed.
Blue Jackets Injuries: None listed.