Tampa Bay hosts Winnipeg after overtime win

Winnipeg Jets (35-29-11, sixth in Central) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (45-21-8, third in Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Lightning -251, Jets +203; plus/minus is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets visit Tampa Bay after the Lightning beat Anaheim 4-3 in overtime.

The Lightning are 23-7-6 in home games. Tampa Bay is sixth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.3 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 32.

The Jets are 16-14-8 on the road. Winnipeg averages 8.9 penalty minutes per game, eighth most in the Western Conference. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the team in serving 102 minutes in total.

In their last meeting on March 8, Winnipeg won 7-4. Paul Stastny scored a team-high two goals for the Jets in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stamkos leads the Lightning with 82 points, scoring 32 goals and adding 50 assists. Nikita Kucherov has five goals and eight assists in Tampa Bay’s last 10 games.

Kyle Connor leads the Jets with 43 assists and 85 points. Nikolaj Ehlers has seven goals and seven assists in Winnipeg’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-3-2, averaged 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with save percentage of 0.908.

Jets: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

INJURIES: Lightning: None listed.

Jets: Logan Stanley: out (undisclosed), Mark Scheifele: day to day (upper body).


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