The Central division title will likely move down to the wire, 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 have two-point edge on the Blues. For the Blackhawks, it’s easy; they need to win out, and a wonder.
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 in the four matches. However, in the last four matches played in Chicago, the teams are 2-2.
The Blackhawks do have some momentum on their side in this series since the home team 6-1 in the last seven matches. The Hawks are also 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 consecutive games to the over.
The Jets enter this game with the Hawks on a three-game losing streak, and played one of the most lethargic games of the year Saturday night. Ultimately, it was a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens where the Jets managed 24 shots against, including just 13 through the first two periods of play, and did not look interested in the match.
The one positive the team can take from this game was goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. In a losing effort, he was the game’s first star as he ceased 41-of-43 shots and was left alone for most of the night.
The team today will complete the year on the road, beginning with back-to-back games with Chicago afterward Minnesota (Monday/Tuesday).
Anticipate the Jets to split the goaltending duties in these two matches, as Connor Hellebuyck will play in one match, and the question is, who’ll play the other? Laurent Brossoit has been battling an accident as of late, so it may also be Eric Comrie (Manitoba Moose) to draw the assignment.
Naturally, 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 year. The Jets are optimistic that this is going to be the end of a terrible 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 from a critical 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings. They’re 5-3-2 in their last 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 matches per match (ranked eighth in the league), it was as of late. In their last eight games, they’ve scored only 16 goals.
Team goals against has been an issue in Chicago, and probably the number one reason this group will not be headed to the post season. Currently its ranked 30th in the league, averaging 3.56 goals against per game. They’re also ranked 30th in most shots allowed, averaging almost 35 shots against per game.