Winnipeg hosts Vegas after Connor’s 2-goal game
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit Winnipeg after Kyle Connor scored two goals in the Jets’ 3-1 win against the Sabres.
The Jets are 21-12-4 in Western Conference games. Winnipeg has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 19.9% of chances.
The Golden Knights are 13-6-2 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Vegas has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 21.4% of chances.
In their last meeting on Nov. 2, Winnipeg won 4-3. Mathieu Perreault scored two goals for the Jets.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 9-1-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Jets: 5-4-1, averaging three goals, 5.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
INJURIES: Jets: Sami Niku: out (lower-body).
Golden Knights: Mark Stone: day to day (lower body).