Lightning visit the Jets after Hedman’s 2-goal game
Tampa Bay Lightning (37-12-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Winnipeg Jets (24-22-10, sixth in the Central)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets host Tampa Bay after Victor Hedman scored two goals in the Lightning’s 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
The Jets are 14-11-2 on their home ice. Winnipeg is eighth in the Western Conference recording 8.1 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.
The Lightning have gone 18-7-2 away from home. Tampa Bay averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the NHL. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 77 total minutes.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Connor leads the Jets with 62 points, scoring 33 goals and adding 29 assists. Blake Wheeler has three goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare leads the Lightning with a plus-19 in 54 games this season. Nikita Kucherov has seven assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 4-4-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, four penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.
Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Jets: None listed.
Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.