Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 2 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 21, 2021

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The Winnipeg Jets have a 1-0 lead series lead over the Edmonton Oilers after winning Game 1 with Dominic Toninato scoring the game-winning tally.

Winnipeg
30-23-1-2
AT
May 21, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
35-19-2
Puckline +1.5 -160
Moneyline +167
Over / Under o +5.5

25%

Betting Action

75%

Puckline -1.5 +133
Moneyline -200
Over / Under u +5.5

25%

Betting Action

75%

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl went pointless, as everyone predicted. The more predictable outcome was Connor Hellebuyck putting on a clinic, on his birthday none the less, with 32 saves on 33 shots faced.

Game 2 goes Friday night in Edmonton, puck drop set for 9 p.m. EST.

Jets vs. Oilers Stanley Cup Odds

Edmonton winning their past six meetings against Winnipeg got them home ice in the playoffs, but once again for the Oilers they’ve failed to take advantage of hospitality in the playoffs. After losing Game 1 on Wednesday Edmonton’s now lost four of their last five playoff games at Rogers Place. They’ve also lost five of their last seven games overall at home.

With the win Winnipeg won their first Game 1 in their last three playoff series. The Jets also entered the playoffs as losers of nine of their last 12 in the regular season but seem to have found the winning touch again. Winnipeg’s also won 10 of their last 14 road games.

Oddsmakers like the Oilers to bounce back, listing Edmonton as a -163 moneyline favourite with the over-under at 5.5.

Winnipeg Jets

The absences of Nikolaj Ehlers and Pierre-Luc Dubois, who may both return for Game 2, called for other Jets to step up and Toninato, Tucker Poolman, and Logan Stanley did just that. Poolman potted Winnipeg’s first goal of Game 1, while a Stanley slap shot went off Toninato’s stick and in for the game-winner.

The Jets top line of Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler iced the game by scoring a pair of empty-net goals (Connor and Wheeler) to give all three multi-point games. Even with the three-goal victory, Winnipeg mustered just 22 shots on net and will need to generate more if they’re to advance from a seven-game series. Hellebuyck can certainly keep them in games, but he can’t produce offence too.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid doesn’t go without a point often, but when he does he typically bounces back. The NHL’s top scorer went without a point 11 times during the 2021 regular season and in the 11 games after he put up a combined 24 points. Leon Draisaitl only went scoreless in 13 regular season games in 2021, so it’s likely both will at least get on the scoresheet Friday.

If both don’t again, Edmonton’s in big trouble. Game 1 was as a good reminder Edmonton only had five players reach 30 points this season with McDavid and Draisaitl each having over 80. Jesse Puljujarvi was the only Oiler to score Wednesday after potting a career-high 15 goals in his fourth season.

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