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Winnipeg and Vancouver face off for conference showdown

Vancouver Canucks (9-4-3, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (8-7-1, fourth in the Central Division) Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver heads to Winnipeg in Western Conference action.
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Vancouver Canucks (9-4-3, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (8-7-1, fourth in the Central Division)

Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver heads to Winnipeg in Western Conference action.

The Jets are 6-3-0 against conference opponents. Winnipeg averages only 2.2 penalties per game, the least in the NHL. Nathan Beaulieu leads them averaging 1.0.

The Canucks are 4-3-2 in conference play. Vancouver ranks fifth in the league averaging 6.0 assists per game, led by Elias Pettersson with 0.9.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Jets with seven goals and has totalled 14 points. Kyle Connor has three goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.

Brock Boeser leads the Canucks with seven goals and has recorded 16 points. Bo Horvat has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 5-2-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

Jets: 4-5-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

Jets Injuries: Gabriel Bourque: out (lower body).

Canucks Injuries: Tyler Motte: out (lower-body).

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

The Associated Press




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