Winnipeg Jets (8-6-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (5-6-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -118 / Winnipeg Jets +107 --- Over/Under: 5
The Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes play Thursday night at the PNC Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets have split their last four games and are in the thick of the Central division race. The Jets are an elite defensive team that’s allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season and one or less goals in four of their last six games. A lot of this starts with an elite power play that has allowed just one power play goal in their last seven games. Overall, the Winnipeg Jets have won six of their last seven games when allowing two or less goals. Michael Hutchinson has allowed three goals on 55 shots and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 29 goals on 401 shots faced. Offensively, Andrew Ladd leads the Jets with six goals, Tobias Enstrom has eight assists and Blake Wheeler has 46 shots on goal. This is the third contest of a five-game road trip for the Winnipeg Jets.
After getting off to a brutal start, the Carolina Hurricanes have all of a sudden won five of their last six games. The difference during this stretch has been a Carolina defense that’s allowed two or less goals in five of its last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes have won eight of their last nine games when allowing two or less goals. The Hurricanes could still improve their power play killing that’s allowed a goal in four of their last five games. Cam Ward has allowed 23 goals on 230 shots and Anton Khudobin has given up 17 goals on 158 shots faced. Offensively, Jiri Tlusty leads Carolina with six goals, Justin Faulk has eight assists and Jeff Skinner has 33 shots on goal. Four of the Hurricanes five wins have come on their home ice.
The Jets are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan. The Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Carolina and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
Before it was fade the Carolina Hurricanes with everything you had, now we have no choice but to ride the hot hand. Whatever has gotten into this team is working and they're playing their best hockey of the season right now. Getting Carolina at home for the cheap price seems to be the play here.