The NHL Western Conference Finals brings more action as the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Bell Centre in game two of their best-of-seven series. The Jets took started this series by winning the first game with a score of 4-2.
Vegas Golden Knights Form
The Golden Knights started these series after having few extra days rest than the Jets had, yet they were not able to materialize that advantage as it was Winnipeg that was the dominant team in game one. The Golden Knights did not start well and as they conceded 3 goals in the first period. They will aim to bounce in this second game of the finals. The Golden Knights away record this season is 26-21 and they have averaged 2.87 goals per game and have conceded 2.92 goals per game in those games
In the playoffs, Vegas offensive stats are below average so far as they are placed on the 10th spot in scoring at 2.82 goals per game, converting on 19.0% of their chances. They have been very strong at the defensive side of the game, during the postseason, as they are the 2nd best team in goals conceded, giving up 1.91 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 18.2% of their chances.
Winnipeg Jets Form
The Jets started this series after a hard-fought battle against the Nashville Predators. The expectation was that the Jets will suffer from having only one day rest between the game seven against the Preds and game one of this series, On the other side, the Golden Knights had more time to rest and recharge. However, the Jets showed that they mean business as they stormed the game with 3 goals in the first period.
On the offensive side of the game, Winnipeg has been in fine form as they are the 2nd best team in the playoffs in scoring an average of 3.62 goals per game, converting on 27.8% of their chances. On the defensive side of their game, they have been very solid as they are placed on the 3rd spot in goals conceded, giving up 2.31 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 27.3% of their chances.
The Winnipeg Jets made a statement in game one that they mean business this year. And although many pundits expected that the Jets are tired, they proved them wrong by having a lightning start of game one. On the other side, the Golden Knights are a solid away team and I am sure that they will have their say in the Western Conference Finals. However, I believe that the Jets will take advantage of their home ground and will win this second game. I expect the Jets to win this game in a hard fought battle.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets today on 5/14/2018 is: Take the Winnipeg Jets -153 (money line bet)
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