Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:05pm EST
Bell MTS Centre, Winnipeg Written by Philly Flash
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg JetsWhere: Bell MTS PlaceWhen: Friday, January 17, 2020, 8:00 pm ETWe have a non-conference matchup to consider for Friday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning meet the Winnipeg Jets for game two of their two-game season series. Tampa Bay lost game one of this series and is coming off a Thursday night loss to the Minnesota Wild. Winnipeg won game one of this series and is coming off a home shutout victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Bolts Lose to Minnesota
Tampa Bay has won three of its last five games and Friday marks the game two of a six-game road trip. The Lightning is 13-8-2 this season away from Tampa Bay and if the regular season were to end today the Lightning would be the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Lightning power-play unit is second in the NHL with a 27.4 percent success rate while the penalty kill unit is fifth in the National Hockey League with an 83.1 percent penalty kill rate this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy is scheduled to man the crease on Friday night and he has a 23-9-2 record with a 2.58 GAA and 91 percent save percentage. Vasilevskiy stopped 38 of 41 shots faced in a 4-3 shootout home victory over the Los Angeles Kings for his ninth consecutive victory in as many starts.