The Central division title will likely go down to the wire, together with the Jets, Predators and Blues separated by only two points. The Jets are tied with the Preds but have a match in hand , they’ve two-point edge on the Blues. For the Blackhawks, it’s easy; they need to win out, and also a miracle.
Jets vs Blackhawks Betting Diagnosis The Jets enter this game with the Blackhawks on a four-game winning series against them, outscoring them 20-12 from the four games. Nonetheless, in the last four games played in Chicago, the groups are 2-2.
The Blackhawks have some momentum on their side in this series 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.
Obviously, the more than is 5-1 in the last six games, including a streak of three straight games to the over.
The Jets enter this game with the Hawks on a three-game losing streak, and played one of their most lethargic games of the year Saturday night. In the end, it turned into a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens where the Jets managed 24 shots against, including just 13 throughout the first two periods of play, and did not look interested in the match.
The one positive the team could take from that game was goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. In a losing effort, he had been the game’s first star as he stopped 41-of-43 shots and was left alone for the majority of the evening.
The group now will complete the season on the road, beginning with back-to-back matches with Chicago afterward Minnesota (Monday/Tuesday).
Anticipate the Jets to split the goaltending duties in both of these matches, as Connor Hellebuyck will play in 1 game, and the question is, who will play with the other? Laurent Brossoit has been battling an accident as of late, so it could also be Eric Comrie (Manitoba Moose) to draw on 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 strikes in 24:24. Byfuglien has missed a total of 40 games this season. The Jets are optimistic this is going to be the conclusion of a bad luck season for the big defenceman.
Although the Blackhawks are not mathematically eliminated from the post seasonthey are on their last measures. The group enters this game with the Jets coming off a critical 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings. They are 5-3-2 in their last 10 matches, but are 2-4 in their last six.
Though 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 past eight games, they’ve scored only 16 goals.
Team goals against continues to be an issue in Chicago, and probably the number one reason this group will not be led to the post season. Presently its ranked 30th in the league, averaging 3.56 goals against per game. They’re also ranked 30th in most shots allowed, averaging nearly 35 shots against per game.