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Jets visit the Capitals following shutout victory

January 17, 2022 GMT

Winnipeg Jets (17-12-5, fifth in the Central) vs. Washington Capitals (21-9-9, third in the Metropolitan)

Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host Winnipeg after the Jets shut out Detroit 3-0. Connor Hellebuyck earned the victory in the net for Winnipeg after collecting 33 saves.

The Capitals have gone 10-5-5 in home games. Washington is first in the Eastern Conference with 5.4 assists per game, led by Lucas Johansen averaging 1.0.

The Jets are 7-6-4 on the road. Winnipeg ranks 23rd in the Western Conference with 33.8 shots per game and is averaging 3.0 goals.

In their last matchup on Dec. 17, Washington won 5-2. Daniel Sprong recorded a team-high 2 points for the Capitals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-19 in 37 games this season. Evgeny Kuznetsov has three goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

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Kyle Connor leads the Jets with 20 goals and has 37 points. Nikolaj Ehlers has four goals over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, four penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.

Jets: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

INJURIES: Capitals: T.J. Oshie: day to day (upper body), John Carlson: out (covid-19).

Jets: Kristian Reichel: out (covid-19 protocol), C.J. Suess: day to day (hand), Ville Heinola: out (covid-19 protocol), Nikolaj Ehlers: out (covid-19), Blake Wheeler: out (knee), Paul Stastny: out (covid-19), Logan Stanley: out (covid-19 protocol), Nathan Beaulieu: out (covid-19 protocol), Brenden Dillon: out (covid-19).

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