Pittsburgh Penguins (16-14-3) at Winnipeg Jets (15-17-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 27, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under:
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he Penguins look for their second win in as many nights as they travel from Minnesota to Winnipeg to battle the Jets.
The Pittsburgh Penguins got a huge win on the road in Minnesota last night and perhaps that is the trigger needed to go on a run as they have been underwhelming this season and need to get back in the mix in the Metropolitan in a hurry. The Pens got a 3-1 victory against a Wild team that has been lights out at home this year and Sidney Crosby played one of his best games of the season, but they face another stiff test here against the Jets who are looking to snap out of their two game funk and climb out of the Central division basement.
The Jets are at a cross roads right now as they were a playoff team a season ago and looked as though they were going to build on that this season but thanks to a slow start and a ridiculous run by the rest of the division they are in a tough spot and could very well miss out on the postseason entirely. The Jets are two games under .500 and are a full 12 points back of the Hawks for the third automatic berth in the division and while the wild card remains an option they have some pretty elite company to compete with and unless they can go on a run soon they are in trouble. I think their futility continues here as the Pens get another big road win.