Columbus visits Connor and the Jets

March 25, 2022 GMT

Columbus Blue Jackets (32-29-3, fifth in the Metropolitan) vs. Winnipeg Jets (30-25-10, sixth in the Central)

Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jets -208, Blue Jackets +171; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg into a matchup against Columbus. He currently ranks sixth in the NHL with 80 points, scoring 40 goals and recording 40 assists.

The Jets have gone 17-13-2 in home games. Winnipeg has scored 202 goals and is seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game. Connor leads the team with 40.

The Blue Jackets are 14-16-0 on the road. Columbus is sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.7 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.5 assists.

In their last meeting on Nov. 24, Columbus won 3-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Connor leads the Jets with 40 goals and has 80 points. Nikolaj Ehlers has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.

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Patrik Laine leads the Blue Jackets with 25 goals and has 48 points. Oliver Bjorkstrand has seven assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 6-4-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .912 save percentage.

Blue Jackets: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while allowing 4.1 goals per game with an .877 save percentage.

INJURIES: Jets: Adam Lowry: out (covid-19).

Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out for season (hip), Elvis Merzlikins: day to day (back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.