Matthews, Maple Leafs to host the Jets
Toronto; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Auston Matthews leads Toronto into a matchup against Winnipeg. He ranks 10th in the NHL with 52 points, scoring 29 goals and totaling 23 assists.
The Maple Leafs are 11-5-5 on their home ice. Toronto is fourth in the NHL averaging 5.9 assists per game, led by Mitchell Marner with 0.9.
The Jets are 13-7-2 on the road. Winnipeg averages only 3.0 penalties per game, the fewest in the league. Luca Sbisa leads the team averaging 0.3.
In their last meeting on Jan. 2, Toronto won 6-3. William Nylander scored a team-high two goals for the Maple Leafs in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 29 goals and has collected 52 points. Marner has totaled five goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 3-5-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.
Maple Leafs: 8-1-1, averaging 4.9 goals, 7.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
INJURIES: Maple Leafs: None listed.
Jets: None listed.