The Jets played their best game of the series and it paid off with a victory in game three. The team is slowly crawling their way back into this series, and looking to tie things up at 2 in game four to regain home advantage heading back to Winnipeg.
Jets vs Blues Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Analysis
The Jets snapped a three-game losing streak (dating back to the regular season) Sunday night, and are now 3-1 in their last four games.
Jets fans will be happy to know that the team is 8-1 in their last nine games in St. Louis. The road team in this head-to-head series is also 5-0 in their last five games.
The Blues are now -333 favourite to win the series. If you are thinking comeback, the Jets are paying +220.
Prolonged domination by the Jets over the first two periods paced the visitors to a 6-3 win Sunday evening.
The Jets finally solved Jordan Binnington scoring six goals on 29 shots. Maybe the key was the third period. Now, it wasn’t the best period statistically, but they did score three goals on four shots in that final frame. It was the first time in the series the Jets actually scored a goal in the third.
Patrik Laine is the first player in Jets/Thrashers franchise history to score in each of the team’s first three games to begin a playoff year. Laine has scored nine goals this season against the Blues.
Dustin Byfuglien was a force on the ice Sunday night handing out a couple of body checks and adding a goal and an assist (also a plus-3). He leads the Jets in playoff scoring with five points.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues had a letdown game in game three, playing their worst game of the series (to date).
Entering the game, the Blues had played well on home ice, winning seven straight games.
The Blues can take some positives out of game three going two-for-five on the power-play, after going 0-for-7 with the man advantage in games one and two.
Jordan Binnington had his worst game as a starting goaltender, allowing six goals for the first time this season. Previous to this game, the most goals he allowed in a game was back on March 6 in a 5-4 win over the Ducks. He has a record of 10-2 since that date
Captain Alex Pietrangelo has been a force at both ends of the rink and leads the Blues in scoring with four assists. However, Brayden Schenn who had 54 points during the regular season, has yet to record a point in this series.