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Lightning visit the Jets after Hedman’s 2-goal game

March 7, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (37-12-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Winnipeg Jets (24-22-10, sixth in the Central)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets host Tampa Bay after Victor Hedman scored two goals in the Lightning’s 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

The Jets are 14-11-2 on their home ice. Winnipeg is eighth in the Western Conference recording 8.1 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.

The Lightning have gone 18-7-2 away from home. Tampa Bay averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the NHL. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 77 total minutes.

The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Connor leads the Jets with 62 points, scoring 33 goals and adding 29 assists. Blake Wheeler has three goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare leads the Lightning with a plus-19 in 54 games this season. Nikita Kucherov has seven assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 4-4-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, four penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

INJURIES: Jets: None listed.

Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (lower body).

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