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Posted at 1:30 PM EST.
8:05 PM EST. OT included. The Blues will be without Joel Edmundson until mid-March at the earliest with a broken arm while Petteri Lindbohm, one of their depth defenders, is done for the season. Regular D-men Carl Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo are also out. The Blue Notes are an old school, grind it out team that is looking to win 2-1 and 3-2 games and while they’re good at it, it’s not a winning formula against the elite. The Blue Notes are once again an early playoff exit waiting to happen. The Blue Notes need great goaltending to win because they don’t score a lot of goals and when they fall behind, it becomes even more of an uphill battle. Jake Allen (tonight’s starter) is inconsistent with his pedestrian .908 save percentage. Allen also ranks 49th out of 65 qualified goaltenders in Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA).
Connor Hellebucyk’s save percentage is .922 and he ranks 7th best out of 65 qualified goalies in GSAA. The Jets hosted the Blue Notes two weeks ago back in Winnipeg and played one of their worst games of the year in a 5-2 loss. That was the first time since early December that the Blue Notes buried more than four goals on the road and only the second time that they’ve done that anywhere. The Jets bury four or more goals on the opposition frequently. The Jets are truly one of the elite teams in this league that are stacked to make a deep run in the playoffs. After a much too long 10-game home stand, the Jets are very likely in great spirits to finally get away and play some road games. That starts here and it is therefore reasonable to expect the Jets to be sharp and raring to go especially after such a poor performance against this host back in Winnipeg two weeks ago. Winnipeg is the superior squad in a good spot taking back a price and we’re on it.
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Winnipeg +113 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.26)