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Rookies take center stage as Jets host Canucks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- With the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks all but eliminated from the playoff race, Sunday night's game at the MTS Centre looks to be devoid of all suspense except for one thing: Will Patrik Laine score?

The Finnish phenom is tied for the rookie scoring lead at 34 goals and 61 points with Toronto's Auston Matthews. But unless he puts some distance between himself and Matthews, who played seven more games because Laine sustained a concussion earlier this season, it's widely expected that the Maple Leafs center will get the nod for the Calder Trophy when the NHL hands out its year-end awards in June.

The rationale seems to be that because Matthews is a center, he has bigger defensive responsibilities and should, in theory, play more of a 200-foot game, unlike right-winger Laine. Another part of the pro-Matthews argument is that he centers an all-rookie line while Laine has the benefit of playing beside veteran Bryan Little.

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Leaders
Points: M. Scheifele75
Plus/Minus: M. Scheifele11
Shots on Goal: B. Wheeler238
PIM: D. Byfuglien103
Win: C. Hellebuyck23
Shutouts: C. Hellebuyck4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 221 (8)
Shots: 2212 (21)
PP%: 17.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 782 (5)
Assists: 376 (5)
SH Goals: 7 (11)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Chicago 48 21 6 102
x-Minnesota 44 24 7 95
Nashville 38 25 11 87
St. Louis 40 28 6 86
Winnipeg 34 35 7 75
Dallas 31 33 11 73
Colorado 20 51 3 43
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 239 (2)
Shots Against: 2336 (10)
PK%: 76.4% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 742 (8)
Shutouts: 5 (15)
Sv%: 0.898 (28)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/24 D. Byfuglien Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/23 M. Dano Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
3/21 B. Chiarot Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
3/19 P. Postma Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/15 S. Matthias Shoulder surgery (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/26 B. Kichton Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
3/24 B. Kichton Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/22 B. Tanev Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/20 N. Nogier Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/18 B. Strait Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/16 B. Strait Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
3/13 B. Strait Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/11 J. Melchiori Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
3/1 J. Melchiori Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
3/1 J. Trouba Suspension Over
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