The Winnipeg Jets (25-20-4, 54 points) play their final game before the All-Star Game break on the road Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes (28-18-3, 59 points). The Jets will be looking to snap a current two-game losing streak at the expense of the Hurricanes on Tuesday after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 and the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-1 and their last two outings.
Carolina was victorious in its last outing defeating the New York Islanders 2-1. The win over the Islanders snapped a three-game losing skid by the Hurricanes and move them to within one point of the fourth place Columbus Blue Jackets and two points away from the third place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.
Winnipeg Hopes to Enter All-Star Break with a VictoryWinnipeg desperately needs a win to enter the All-Star Game break on a positive note after losing each of its last two games. The Jets have been outscored a combined 12 to 3 in those two losses allowing five goals in their last outing to the Blackhawks and seven to the Lightning. With the losses Winnipeg is now four points behind third-place Dallas in the Central Division.
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Kyle Connor is leading the Jets in goals scored with 24. Mark Scheifele is the assists leader with 30 and the points leader with 53. The Jets defense is allowing an average of 3.08 goals per game while the offense generates slightly less at 2.96 goals per game. Winnipeg's power play is sitting at 20.1% while it's penalty kill is a below-average 74.8%.
Carolina looks for two straight wins before the All-Star breakThe Hurricanes were able to snap a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Islanders 2-1 in a shootout on Sunday. Justin Williams returned to the Carolina lineup after a long absence and scored during the shootout to lift Carolina to the win. The Hurricanes could use a second straight win before taking time off to allow players injuries to heal and rest before the final 33 games of the regular season.
Sebastian Aho is the leading goal scorer for Carolina with 24. Teuvo Teravainen has the team lead in assists with 36 and in points with 50. The Carolina defense is allowing just 2.67 goals per game, while the offense generates a bit more at 3.10 goals per game Carolina’s power-play is 23.1% and the penalty-kill is a solid 83.1%
- Carolina is 21-8 in the last 29 versus a team from the Central division
- The Hurricanes are 37-17 last 54 home games
- Winnipeg is 1-4 in the last five
- The Jets are 3-9 in the last 12 against a team with a winning record