Edmonton faces Winnipeg in conference matchup
Edmonton, Alberta; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Edmonton and Winnipeg meet in Western Conference action.
The Oilers are 20-17-6 in conference games. Edmonton ranks second in the NHL shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.2 goals on 29.5 shots per game.
The Jets are 23-12-4 in Western Conference play. Winnipeg has scored 42 power-play goals, converting on 20.5% of chances.
Edmonton beat Winnipeg 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 29. Leon Draisaitl scored two goals for the Oilers in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 67 assists and has recorded 110 points this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has seven goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Oilers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Jets: Sami Niku: out (lower-body).