Winnipeg hosts Tampa Bay after Connor’s 2-goal game
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit Winnipeg after Kyle Connor scored two goals in the Jets’ 4-0 win against the Canucks.
The Jets are 11-10-2 at home. Winnipeg averages only 3.0 penalties per game, the fewest in the league. Dmitry Kulikov leads them averaging 0.4.
The Lightning are 13-8-2 on the road. Tampa Bay is second in the league recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.0 assists.
In their last meeting on Nov. 16, Winnipeg won 4-3. Connor recorded a team-high 2 points for the Jets.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mark Scheifele leads the Jets with 30 assists and has collected 52 points this season. Connor has scored nine goals over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.5 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while allowing 1.9 goals per game with a .932 save percentage.
Jets: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Jets: None listed.
Lightning: None listed.