Winnipeg Jets (34-26-3) vs. Montreal Canadiens (31-24-11)
June 7, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -125 / Winnipeg Jets +105; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens meet Monday in game four of the NHL North Second Round Playoffs at the Centre Bell. The Jets need a win to save their season and force a game five on Wednesday. The Canadiens look to advance to their first conference finals since the 2013-14 season.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.83 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with three goals, Josh Morrissey has four assists and Blake Wheeler has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.33 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 13 goals on 215 shots faced.
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.22 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jesperi Kotkaniemi leads Montreal with four goals, Eric Staal has five assists and Shea Weber has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.33 goals per game and are killing 89.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 19 goals on 294 shots faced.
The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canadiens are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 road games. The under is 5-2 in Canadiens last 7 overall. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
It’s hard to complete a sweep, but you have to question just how motivated the Jets are at this point after frustrating hockey. The Canadiens have had every answer through three games and the defensive pressure is squeezing tighter and tighter. Price has also allowed a combined one goal in his last 57 shots faced. The Habs have also won six of the last nine meetings against the Jets.
Give me the Canadiens for the sweep, as they advance to their first conference final since Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban led the team.