Winnipeg and Vancouver face off for conference showdown
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver heads to Winnipeg in Western Conference action.
The Jets are 6-3-0 against conference opponents. Winnipeg averages only 2.2 penalties per game, the least in the NHL. Nathan Beaulieu leads them averaging 1.0.
The Canucks are 4-3-2 in conference play. Vancouver ranks fifth in the league averaging 6.0 assists per game, led by Elias Pettersson with 0.9.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 5-2-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Jets: 4-5-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Jets Injuries: Gabriel Bourque: out (lower body).
Canucks Injuries: Tyler Motte: out (lower-body).