Marchand and the Bruins visit the Jets
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Brad Marchand leads Boston into a matchup against Winnipeg. He’s ninth in the NHL with 85 points, scoring 30 goals and recording 55 assists.
The Jets are 22-9-4 at home. Winnipeg has scored 235 goals and is third in the Western Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game. Mark Scheifele leads the team with 32.
The Bruins have gone 15-12-6 away from home. Boston averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Marchand leads the team serving 90 total minutes. In their last matchup on Jan. 29, Winnipeg won 4-3. Kyle Connor recorded a team-high 2 points for the Jets.
TOP PERFORMERS: Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 65 assists and has collected 84 points this season. Connor has recorded five goals and totaled 9 points over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.5 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Jets: 4-6-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Jets Injuries: Connor Hellebuyck: day to day (illness).