Laurent Brossoit has a record of 8-1-1 this season, but has only appeared in just five of the Jets’ last 21 games. He enters this game against the Red Wings on a personal five-game winning streak.
The Red Wings have had a rough couple of weeks entering this game with the Jets. Currently, the team is fighting with the Ottawa Senators to stay out of the basement of the Atlantic Division, as they start a short two-game road trip in Winnipeg.
Red Wings vs Jets Betting Analysis
This will be the second and final meeting of the season between these two teams. Back in late October the Jets handed the Red Wings a 2-1 loss in Detroit. Dustin Byfulgien got credit for the game winner.
In the last 10 games played head-to-head, the Jets are 6-4. Seven of the 10 games have been decided by one goal. The teams have split the last four games played in Winnipeg, each winning two games.
These two teams have a habit of going over the number, especially when the game is played in Winnipeg. In fact, in the last 10 meetings at Bell MTS Place, the over is an impressive 9-1.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have enjoyed a short two day break after falling to the Canadiens at home on Tuesday night. Perhaps the team got an opportunity to hit the reset button. Entering this game in Winnipeg Friday night, the Red Wings have won one of their last nine games. Since the start of December, the team has just five wins in 20 games for a winning percentage of .250.
The Red Wings have had a hard time putting the puck in the net this season, currently ranked 24th in the league, averaging 2.76 goals per game. The team is also 27th in shots on goal, averaging 28.8 per contest.
One player that isn’t having a hard time as of late is forward Andreas Athanasiou. He’s been the hottest Red Wing over the last five games with five goals and an assist. This season his 17 goals is second on the team to leader Dylan Larkin who has 18.
Goaltender Jimmy Howard is the lone representative for the club at this year’s all-star classic. Howard has a goals against of 2.79 and a save percentage of .916. This will be the second time he’s been selected for the annual event.
The Red Wings haven’t activated Mike Green from injured reserve just yet. But the veteran defenceman told reporters he is expecting to play against the Jets on Friday night. Green has appeared in 23 games this season notching three goals and 23 assists.
This will be game number two of back to back contests for the Jets. Thursday night in Minnesota, they fell to the Wild 3-2. Minnesota built up a 3-1 lead heading into the third period when Mark Scheifele scored his team leading (tied with Patrik Laine) 24th goal of the season to cut the lead to one but it wasn’t enough. The Jets held the Wild without a shot on goal in the third period for the first time in Minnesota team history but couldn’t take advantage of it.
The Jets have played well at home this season, with a record of 15-6-2, but are only 3-3-1 against the Atlantic division this season.
A great story for the Jets this season has been the play of back-up goaltender Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit was brought in this off season to compete for the back-up job bethind Connor Hellebuyck; not only did he win it, he’s taking advantage of all opportunities presented to him. Brossoit has a record of 8-1-1 this season, but has only appeared in just five of the Jets’ last 21 games. He enters this game on a personal five-game winning streak.
Of note, defenceman Tyler Myers left the game against the Wild in the third period with an undisclosed injury. His status for Friday’s game is not known.