Goaltender Jordan Binnington was the story in game one stopping 24-of-25 shots he faced, including a number of brilliant scoring opportunities. It was a matter of inches on some of the chances, as the Jets also hit three posts in this game.
If game one is any indication what the series will look like between the Jets and the Blues, buckle up, because it might go the distance. The Blues skirted out a 2-1 win in game one, and now the Jets want to even out the series before it heads to Missouri for games three and four.
Blues vs Jets Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Analysis
What a difference one game makes. The Blues are now paying +550 at Sports Interaction to win the Western conference, while their could be some value in selecting the Jets if you think they will come back in this series. There price to win the West is now listed at +700
The Jets took three of four games from the Blues during the regular season, but the last game they played was back on December 7.
Both of these teams are paying -118 to win the series at Sports Interaction. Also, the road team in this head-to-head series is 6-1 in the last seven games.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues drew first blood in Winnipeg Wednesday night playing a perfect road game – the reward a victory in game one.
Goaltender Jordan Binnington was the story in this game stopping 24-of-25 shots he faced, including a number of brilliant scoring opportunities. It was a matter of inches on some of the chances, as the Jets also hit three posts in this game.
Entering the game, the Blues were 2-23-6 in the regular season when trailing entering the third period, but Tyler Bozak improved that mark, as he scored the game-winning goal for the Blues with only 2:06 remaining in the game to give the visitors the edge.
Dating back to late March, the Blues have won five of their last six games.
The Jets can take a lot out of game one, but the result isn’t something they want to remember as they fell to the Blues 2-1. Through two periods of play, the home side controlled the flow of the game, outshooting, outhitting and leading the game 1-0. The visitors struck for two goals in the third period, and that was the game.
The team’s penalty kill was impressive, killing off three consecutive minors, and allowing the Blues only two shots on goal over the six minutes. It was the 10th time the Jets have lost when leading after two periods.
Patrik Laine scored the Jets lone goal, a rocket that found the top corner. It was his first tally since March 25 against the Dallas Stars. Laine was arguably the best Jet on the ice, and the team will hope this continues in game two.
Of note, this was the first time the Jets have lost game one of a playoff series in the last four tries.