Kane, Blackhawks to host the Jets
Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup against Winnipeg. He’s ninth in the NHL with 61 points, scoring 24 goals and recording 37 assists.
The Blackhawks are 5-7-2 against Central Division teams. Chicago has given up 25 power-play goals, killing 82.5% of opponent chances.
The Jets are 7-5-3 in division play. Winnipeg averages 3.0 penalties per game, the fewest in the league. Dmitry Kulikov leads them averaging 0.4.
Chicago defeated Winnipeg 4-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 19.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, three penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .899 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 7-3-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
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