The Central division title will likely move down to the wire, together with the Jets, Predators and Blues divided by just two points. The Jets are tied together with the Preds but have a game in hand , they’ve two-point edge on the Blues. For the Blackhawks, it’s simple; they need to win out, and also a wonder.
Jets vs Blackhawks Betting Analysis The Jets enter this game with the Blackhawks on a four-game winning streak against them, outscoring them 20-12 from the four matches. Nonetheless, in the previous four matches played in Chicago, the teams are 2-2.
The Blackhawks do have some momentum on their side in this show as the home team 6-1 in the last seven games. The Hawks will also be 5-0 in their past five games when playing a team with a winning record.
Of note, the over is 5-1 in the last six matches, including a streak of three straight games into the over.
Winnipeg Jets
The Jets enter this game with the Hawks on a three-game losing series , and played one of their most sluggish games of the year Saturday night. In the end, it was a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens at which the Jets managed 24 shots contrary, for example only 13 throughout the first two periods of play, and didn’t look interested in the match.
The only positive the team could take from that game was goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. In a losing campaign, he had been the game’s first superstar as he stopped 41-of-43 shots and was left alone for the majority of the evening.
The team now will complete the season on the road, beginning with back-to-back games with Chicago then Minnesota (Monday/Tuesday).
Anticipate the Jets to split the goaltending duties in these two matches, as Connor Hellebuyck will play in 1 match, and the question is, who will play the other? Laurent Brossoit has been battling an injury as of late, so it may also be Eric Comrie (Manitoba Moose) to draw the assignment.
Of note, Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien returned to the line-up after missing 19 games with a lower-body injury. He was minus-1 with three hits in 24:24. Byfuglien has missed a total of 40 games this season. The Jets are hopeful that this will be the end of a bad fortune season for the big defenceman.
Chicago Blackhawks
Though the Blackhawks are not mathematically eliminated from the post seasonthey are on their last measures. The team enters this game with the Jets coming from a critical 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings. They’re 5-3-2 in their past 10 matches, but are 2-4 in their last six.
Although goal scoring has not been a problem for the Hawks this season, averaging 3.24 games per game (ranked eighth in the league), it has been as of late. In their last eight games, they have scored just 16 goals.
Team goals against continues to be a problem in Chicago, and probably the number one reason this team will not be headed into the post season. Presently its ranked 30th in the league, averaging 3.56 goals against per game. They are also ranked 30th in all shots permitted, averaging almost 35 shots against per game.

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