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Written byApril 3 at 11:29 pm EDT
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It's a match of a pair of Central Division teams on the ice in the Rocky Mountains. the Winnipeg Jets are on the road while they're fighting the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night. Winnipeg was dropped 5-1 on the road by Minnesota in their last game Tuesday night. Colorado beat Edmonton 6-2 at home against Edmonton in their previous game Tuesday night. The teams have split four previous games this season, the Avalanche claiming the last two. That includes Colorado's 7-1 win at home in the final game on Feb. 20.
Winnipeg Jets fight for center division crown
Winnipeg has struggled recently and is fighting for the center division crown with just two games to play. The Jets enter the game tied with Nashville for the lead of the Central Division with St. Louis one point behind. Depending on the evolution of the situation over the next two days, the Jets could move from obtaining the division to the lack of even advantage on their rink during the first round. Winnipeg is tied for 6th in the league of goals scored this season with 3.3 goals allocated to 16th placeth in goals by awarding 2.98 goals per game. The jets are 4th in the power play championship by cashing in 24.9 percent of their chances and staying 23rd in punishment, as they managed to eliminate 79% of their numerical disadvantages.
Here it is!
– x – Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 3, 2019
The Jets saw their end-of-season fainting continue as they lost for the fourth time in five games with the loss to the Wild. Winnipeg was eliminated early as the opening 20 minutes told the story of the contest. The Jets had an 11-9 advantage in penalty kicks in the first 20 minutes, but were beaten 3-0. The second period saw Winnipeg with a 9-8 shootout lead: both teams lit the lamp to reach Minnesota 4-1 after 40 minutes. After skewing 4-0, Jacob Trouba scored the Jets on the board with a shorthanded goal, his seventh of the year, at 16:13. Blake Wheeler drew the lonely assistant on the marker. In the third period, Winnipeg dominated Minnesota 13-11, but gave up the only goal of the period. Eric Comrie made 23 saves for Winnipeg, which outshot the Wild 33-28.
Colorado Avalanche hoping to stay in the heats
Colorado won a big win over Edmonton to try to stay in the Western Conference playoff picture. The Avalanche enters it by occupying the Wild Card's second place in the four-point West Conference on Arizona: a win or a tie in their last two games or another win that the two wins by the Coyotes would secure its place in the playoffs. The Avalanche comes into play 10th in the league in goals with 3.16 goals scored per game while the team is 15 years oldth scoring defense allowing 2.96 goals per competition. Colorado is 7 years oldth In the league, the percentage of power play counts 22.5 percent of his chances with the benefit of a man. The Avalanche is solid at the attack, ranking 26th as they killed 78.3 percent of their outsourced situations on the season.
Six goals without answers.
13 different players with points.
– Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 3, 2019
Avalanche had record success in the playoffs as their win over Edmonton made it 7-0-2 in their last nine games. Colorado was dominated 10-8 in opening and 2-0 after 20 minutes of action. The Avalanche rallied in the second period, beating Edmonton 15-7 and winning 4-0 to take a 4-2 lead after two periods. Nathan MacKinnon put Colorado on the board with a power play goal, his 40th of the year, at 4:56 of the opening period, thanks to a decisive pass by Gabriel Landeskog. A minute later, at 5:56 pm, Tyson Barrie created the tie with his 13th of the year with Nikita Zadorov. Alexander Kerfoot gave Colorado a 3-2 advantage with 14th Matt Nieto and Erik Johnson at 7:43. Colin Wilson closed the dam with his 12th Matt Calvert and Ian Cole at 12:04 of the period. In the third period, Colorado led 12-6, but had more than two goals in the period to accumulate in the game. Second of the game of Kerfoot and 15th of the season at 7:30 pm, Landeskog and Barrie's assistants made it 5-2. Sven Andrighetto closed the score with his seventh of the year at 15:07. Tyson Jost and Gabriel Bourque got help. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves in the Avalanche victory in a match where each team made 29 shots.
- Avalanche is 4-0 in his last 4 games as a favorite
- Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 games as home favorite
- Avalanche is 5-0 in its last 5 games of play 1 day of rest
- The rolls are 1-4 in their last 5
- The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog on the road
- The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games Thursday
The final result What to bet on this game.
Side bet on the full game
This is going to be interesting because the Avalanche is on a roll, which is one of the main reasons the team pushed to a playoff spot. On the other hand, Winnipeg has had some recent difficulties and is now in a three-team fight to win the division title in the Central Division or at least the home ice advantage in the first leg. of the first round. The Jets need to get back on track if they hope to be successful, but it's hard to support them against a Colorado team with a point in nine straight games. Look for the Avalanche, playing at home, to win the victory and win its playoff spot.
Prediction: Colorado Avalanche -110
Total choice for the full game
Colorado is on fire recently and the return of Landeskog in training has only strengthened his offensive attack. The Avalanche makes life difficult for opposing teams and if they end up staying where they are, you have to think that they can cause problems in Calgary. Winnipeg must find a way to straighten the boat, as four defeats in five games do not inspire this end of the season. The Jets have a lower attack on the road (2.9 goals per game) than home (3.68) this season, so home ice may be important. Can they find a way to get the win here to give themselves a solid chance to win the division crown?
The advantage is 4-1 in the last five games of the Jets, 4-1 in their last five games against Central Division, 7-2-2 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 6-2-2 in their Last 10 an outsider of the road. Colorado has seen the first leg 11-2 in their last 13 games as a favorite of -110-150 and 5-1 in their last 6 games as home favorite from -110-150. The last five games have been a 4-1 draw: look for one, as Colorado continues to click and Winnipeg goaltenders drop them again.
Prediction: More than 6