Winnipeg Jets
Columbus Blue Jackets
League : NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction & Preview



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The Winnipeg Jets get set to travel and take on the Blue Jackets with an overall record of 18-9-5. So far, the team is +7 in goal differential. The Jets need a win to get back on track after losing three-straight games. Despite this recent skid they are still 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Heading into the contest, they are in third place in the Western Conference’s Central Division.

As they prepare for this non-conference matchup, the Blue Jackets have an overall record of 16-10-6. So far they are +6 in scoring differential. If they can knock off the Jets it will be their second win in a row and move them to the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division. In their past 10 games, the Blue Jackets have a record of 6-4.


Washington Looks To Build On A Big Win

On offense, the Jets are led by Kyle Connor who has 22 points on the season with 12 coming in the form of goals scored. While on the ice, Winnipeg is +9 in scoring differential. Behind him, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Andrew Copp are tied for second on the team in points. Each player has a total of 16 points with Debois picking up most of his points through goals while Copp has notched 11 assists. Connor Hellebuyck is the team's primary goalie, with a save percentage of 92%.


In their last game vs Pittsburgh, the Jets could only muster one goal. Neal Pionk picked up the team’s only score as he was assisted by Brenden Dillon. Kyle Connor had five shots on goal coming up empty. Heading into the third period, the score was tied, however two goals in the final period for the Penguins put the game out of reach.



Nevada Needs A Bounce Back Performance

This season, the Blue Jackets have benefited from the strong play of Oliver Bjorkstrand who has 18 total points. 12 of his points have come in the form of assists. However, while on the ice the team is -4 in scoring differential. Boone Jenner’s 9 goals are good for the top mark on the team. Elvis Merzlikins has seen the most time between the goal. So far, he is coming up with a quality start in 60% of his games.


In their last game, the Blue Jackets took down the Buffalo Sabres in a high-scoring affair. Max Domi led the team with three total points, two coming in the form of assists. The team's leading goal scorer was Jack Roslovic, who found the net twice. Joonas Korpisalo had a save percentage of just 90% but his team's seven goals were more than enough to get the job done.

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