Ducks at Jets - 4/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (53-24-7) at Winnipeg Jets (43-28-13)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -130 / Anaheim Ducks +105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks take a 2-0 series lead into Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
The Anaheim Ducks can all but put this series away with a victory here. The Ducks have scored six goals and three of them have been on the power play. The Anaheim Ducks have won four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with two goals, Ryan Getzlaf has three assists and Sami Vatanen has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks have allowed three goals and have lost seven straight games when allowing at least three goals overall. Frederik Andersen has allowed all three goals on 56 shots faced.
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The Winnipeg Jets need this game to have any shot of winning the series. The Jets have scored three goals and zero of them have come on the power play. The Winnipeg Jets have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Adam Lowry leads Winnipeg with one goal, Jacob Trouba has an assist and Drew Stafford has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets have allowed six goals and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing at least three goals. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed all six goals on 72 shots faced.
The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 36-16 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 0-6 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The Ducks are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Winnipeg and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
You could make an argument that the Winnipeg Jets should be the team that's up 2-0, as they controlled both games for the first two periods. With this series pretty much on the line here, I look for the Jets to actually play three periods and get the job done on their home ice.