Jets visit the Capitals following shutout victory
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.
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).