Los Angeles travels to play Connor and the Jets
Los Angeles Kings (37-23-10, second in the Pacific) vs. Winnipeg Jets (33-26-10, sixth in the Central)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Connor and Winnipeg take on Los Angeles. Connor is ninth in the league with 82 points, scoring 41 goals and recording 41 assists.
The Jets are 25-12-8 in Western Conference games. Winnipeg ranks seventh in the Western Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.3 assists.
The Kings are 9-8-3 against opponents from the Pacific. Los Angeles has scored 198 goals and is 10th in the Western Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game. Adrian Kempe leads the team with 28.
In their last meeting on Nov. 13, Winnipeg won 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 42 assists and has 54 points this season. Nikolaj Ehlers has seven goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.
Trevor Moore leads the Kings with a plus-18 in 70 games this season. Phillip Danault has four goals over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 7-3-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Kings: 5-3-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
INJURIES: Jets: Kyle Connor: out (covid-19), Nate Schmidt: out (covid-19).
Kings: Brendan Lemieux: out (lower body), Blake Lizotte: out (undisclosed).