Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues
|Date & Time||Saturday April 20, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Blues -141 / Winnipeg Jets +120
CBC, Sportsnet, TVA2, FS-Midwest, NBCS
The Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues meet in game six of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series from the Enterprise Center on Saturday night
The Winnipeg Jets will look to stave off elimination and force a game seven after dropping game five at home on Thursday to St. Louis by a final score of 3-2.
Adam Lowry opened the scoring for the Jets just :12 into the game before Kevin Hayes doubled Winnipeg’s advantage later in the period. Winnipeg would ride that 2-0 cushion through the first period and through the entire 2nd frame but it was the 3rd period where things would start to turn.
Ryan O’Reilly got one on the board for the Blues on the power play before Brayden Schenn tied the game later in the 3rd period. We looked destined to go to overtime before Jaden Schwartz pounded the puck past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck with :15 to go in the game, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead, silencing the stunned Winnipeg crowd.
Jordan Binnington got the win to improve to 3-2-0 after stopping 29 of 31 shots faced in the winning effort for St. Louis while Connor Hellebuyck ended up with the defeat, falling to 2-3-0 after giving up three goals on 29 shots to fall to 2-3-0.
Winnipeg is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 5-11 in their last 16 Conference Quarterfinal games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. St. Louis is 14-4 in their last 18 home games and 11-4 in their last 15 games overall while the under is 15-6 in their last 21 games against the Western Conference. The road team is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and Winnipeg is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in St. Louis.
As unlikely as St. Louis’ victory was on Thursday, the fact is that the road team held serve for the fifth time in as many games in the series. Home ice can be an advantage, but being at home simply hasn’t mattered when these two teams face off. St. Louis could come out and close out the series on Saturday, but given the history between these two teams and what we’ve seen so far in the first five games, I think it’s worth taking a stab at Winnipeg to push the series one more game here. I had the series going seven games originally and I see nothing changing that here.