The Blues have the Jets exactly where they want them to be as the two teams change venues and head to St. Louis for game three. The Blues surprised many, including the Jets, taking the first two games in Winnipeg. Now, they can put the visitors within a game away from a sweep with a win Sunday evening.
Jets vs Blues Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Analysis
Dating back to the regular season, the Blues have now won three straight against the Jets, all one goal games. However, Jets fans will be happy to know that the team is 7-1 in their last eight games in St. Louis. The road team in this head-to-head series is also 4-0 in their last four games.
The Blues are now the heavy -714 favourite to win the series. If you are thinking comeback, the Jets are paying +450.
A Blues four-game sweep is currently registered at +204. Can the Jets win the next four games and take the series? If they do, you can cash it in at +1100 at Sports Interaction.
The Jets have dug themselves into a 2-0 series hole and now must find a way out, and have to do it in a hurry. It’s the third time in franchise history the Jets trail two-games-to-none, and the first time since losing Game 2 to Anaheim April 18, 2015.
In both home games this series, the Blues outshot the Jets (59-54), but the Jets penalty kill was perfect, going 7-for-7 in the two losses, and for the most part the power-play has been good as well going 2-for-4 in the series. The problem with the Jets is stopping the Blues in 5-on-5 situations as they have scored seven goals.
Patrik Laine has scored in consecutive games, and has eight shots on goal through the first two games.
Of note, Mathieu Perreault left Friday’s morning skate with an undisclosed injury and didn’t play in game two, however winger Brandon Tanev returned after missing three games with a hand injury.
St. Louis Blues
Blues Centre Ryan O’Reilly had a great comeback regular season scoring 77 points. Although he only has one goal in this series, his mark on it is much greater than that. Through two games he is averaging just under 23 minutes of ice time and is on the ice for every key faceoff and having success.
Goaltender Jordan Binnington had another solid game and became only the fourth NHL goalie in the past 32 years to win each of his first two playoff road games. Binnington allowed three goals and made 26 saves.
Oskar Sundqvist may have had his best game as an NHLer scoring two goals in the win. During the regular he managed 14 goals on the season, and through two games against the Jets he has three points. The 25 year-old has played a significant role on the team’s number two line.