Winnipeg and Vancouver face off for conference showdown

Miami Herald

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. 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

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