Winnipeg is playing their last of five games on the road coming off a high-scoring 5-3 win over the Flyers on Sunday. The Jets committed four penalties in the game, conceding two power play goals. Five players found the net for the Jets.
Brenden Dillon had two assists to lead the team in scoring. David Rittich allowed three goals on 31 shots against (.903%) in the win. Nashville beat the Kings 5-3 on Saturday.
Matt Duchene was the leading goal scorer for the Predators, netting twice. Roman Josi had three assists to lead the team in scoring. Juuse Saros had 31 saves.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Jets won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 2-1 (OT) victory in December. Kyle Connor led Winnipeg with two points (1G 1A). Filip Forsberg scored Nashville’s only goal. Connor Hellebuyck got the win, saving 25 of 26 shots (.961%).
Winnipeg is averaging 3.31 goals per game for the season, 10th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Predators team that is allowing 2.93 goals a game (13th).
Meanwhile, Nashville has found the net 2.76 times a game on average, 27th in the league, and the Jets are holding opponents to 2.62 goals per game (4th).
The Predators’ 29th-ranked power play offense (16.34%) will face a challenging test against the Jets, who are the league’s second-best penalty killing team (83.82%).
Winnipeg, meanwhile, has scored on 23.84% of their power play opportunities (11th), which the visiting team will be seeking to add to against Nashville’s 14th-ranked 79.88% penalty killing rate.
With 57 points this season, Connor is the top skater for the Jets. He has 24 goals and 33 assists in 48 games. In the net, Hellebuyck (23-12-1) is Winnipeg’s top goaltender. He has a 2.39 GAA and a .924% save percentage, third-best in the league.
Forsberg and Josi lead the Predators in scoring with 39 points apiece. Forsberg has 18 goals and 21 assists in 46 games, while Josi has 12 goals and 27 assists.
Duchene has 13 goals and 23 assists. Saros (17-13-5) is the top goalie for Nashville with a goals against average of 2.75. He has a save percentage of .919%.
HOME AND AWAY
Winnipeg is 14-10-1 on the road this season. Nashville is 12-7-3 at home this season.
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