Panthers host the Jets after shootout victory
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets visit Florida after the Panthers beat Boston 5-4 in a shootout.
The Panthers are 3-1-2 on their home ice. Florida is fifth in the league averaging 3.6 goals per game, led by Jonathan Huberdeau with nine.
The Jets are 5-3-0 in road games. Winnipeg averages only 2.2 per game, the fewest in the NHL. Dmitry Kulikov leads the team averaging 0.4.
The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Huberdeau leads the Panthers with nine goals and has totaled 24 points. Aleksander Barkov Jr. has recorded 18 points over the last 10 games for Florida.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 6-3-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Panthers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .884 save percentage.
Jets Injuries: Gabriel Bourque: out (lower body).