Minnesota faces Winnipeg in division matchup
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts Winnipeg in a matchup of Central Division teams.
The Wild are 11-11-2 against Western Conference opponents. Minnesota ranks eighth in the league shooting 10.6% and averaging 3.0 goals on 28.7 shots per game.
The Jets are 7-4-2 against Central Division opponents. Winnipeg averages 3.0 per game, the fewest in the league. Nathan Beaulieu leads the team averaging 0.3.
In their last meeting on Dec. 21, Winnipeg won 6-0. Josh Morrissey recorded a team-high 3 points for the Jets.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 3-6-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 4.1 goals per game with a .878 save percentage.
Wild: 5-5-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .886 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Jason Zucker: out (lower body).
Jets: Nathan Beaulieu: out (lower body).