Minnesota faces Winnipeg in division showdown
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Division foes Minnesota and Winnipeg take the ice.
The Wild are 9-10-2 in Western Conference games. Minnesota is second in the NHL shooting 11.1% and averaging 3.2 goals on 28.5 shots per game.
The Jets are 5-3-1 against opponents in the Central Division. Winnipeg averages only 2.9 per game, the least in the league. Nathan Beaulieu leads the team averaging 0.4.
In their last meeting on Oct. 10, Winnipeg won 5-2. Patrik Laine recorded two goals for the Jets.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Wild: 6-3-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .899 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Jason Zucker: out (lower body).
Jets: None listed.