Time: 6:00 PM CST
Channel: TSN3, NESN
Game two of a three game pre-holiday break road trip has the Winnipeg Jets (20-10-5) visiting the Boston Bruins (17-10-5).
Winnipeg is riding back to back wins over first the St. Louis Blues, then the Nashville Predators. These four points against teams battling for the Central Division crown could prove big down the road.
Boston is one of the hottest teams in the league, at the moment. While sitting third in the Atlantic, the Bruins are 6-2-1 in the month of December. brad Marchand and David Pastrnak lead the way for Boston, with Marchand obtaining 14 points in his last 10 games.
Boston is 10-5-3 at home, while Winnipeg is 8-7-4 on the road. This will be the first of two meetings between the teams this year.
Will Boston maintain its dominance at home over Winnipeg?
Will the Jets bomb the Bruins?
Tune in this evening! Same Jets time (6:00 PM CST), Same Jets channel (TSN 3)!
Winnipeg Jets: 20-10-5
Goals: Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers (17)
Assists: Blake Wheeler (32)
Points: Wheeler (41)
Goalie Stat Leaders:
Wins: Connor Hellebuyck (18)
Goals Against Average: Hellebuyck (2.50)
Save Percentage: Hellebuyck (.918)
Minutes: Hellebuyck (1,605)
Special Teams: PP 25.2% (3rd), PK 79.5% (20th)
Boston Bruins: 17-10-5
Goals: David Pastrnak (15)
Assists: Pastrnak (16)
Points: Pastrnak (31)
Goalie Stat Leaders:
Wins: Tuukka Rask (9)
Goals Against Average: Rask (2.42)
Save Percentage: Anton Khudobin (.923)
Minutes: Rask (1217)
Special Teams: PP 20.6% (10th), PK 83.2% (8th)
81 Kyle Connor/ 55 Mark Scheifele/26 Blake Wheeler
27 Nikolaj Ehlers/ 18 Bryan Little/ 29 Patrik Laine
9 Andrew Copp/ 17 Adam Lowry/ 13 Brandon Tanev
85 Mathieu Perreault/ 15 Matt Hendricks/ 40 Joel Armia
44 Josh Morrissey/ 8 Jacob Trouba
5 Dmitry Kulikov/ 57 Tyler Myers
7 Ben Chiarot/ 3 Tucker Poolman
37 Connor Hellebuyck
Riding the pine: 35 Steve Mason
Scratched: 56 Marko Dano , 71 Julian Melchiori, 16 Shawn Matthias
Injured: 39 Toby Enstrom (lower body) ETA Late January, 33 Dustin Byfuglien (week to week lower body)
63 Brad Marchand -- 37 Patrice Bergeron -- 88 David Pastrnak
74 Jake DeBrusk -- 46 David Krejci -- 10 Anders Bjork
43 Danton Heinen -- 20 Riley Nash -- 42 David Backes
59 Tim Schaller -- 52 Sean Kuraly -- 55 Noel Acciari
33 Zdeno Chara -- 73 Charlie McAvoy
47 Torey Krug -- 25 Brandon Carlo
48 Matt Grzelcyk -- 86 Kevan Miller
40 Tuukka Rask
Riding the pine: 35 Anton Khudobin
Scratched: 14 Paul Postma (press-box hero), 72 Frank Vatrano
Injured: 54 Adam McQuaid, 22 Peter Cehlarik