On February 19, Vancouver will host Winnipeg at their home arena and will try to prove themselves. Our experts have prepared a prediction for this fight.
Winnipeg has been alternating between victories and defeats lately. The team traded victories with Ottawa and Edmonton. The Jets have shown excellent attacking play this season, scoring an average of three and a half goals per game. But because of the poor play in defense, not every meeting turns out to earn points.
It is also worth noting that the Jets played most of their matches at their home arena. But away “Winnipeg” showed decent results – three wins in six matches. The Jets are currently ranked fourth in the Northern Division with 19 points.
Vancouver, after such an unsuccessful six-match away streak, in which it suffered five defeats, still managed to improve by returning home. Four meetings “Canucks” held with “Calgary”, scoring two wins with a score of 3: 1 and 5: 1, respectively. They also managed to earn points, losing to the Flames in overtime (3: 4).
Best of all, the Canadians were able to prove themselves when they defeated the Flames. The most productive player was the striker Brock Boeser, who gave two assists, and also threw the puck himself. Special attention should be paid to the goalkeeper Holtby, who was able to reflect 36 shots out of 37, which allowed the team to win.
Vancouver have been performing very poorly lately, and two victories over Calgary say practically nothing, as the Flames are unstable. Winnipeg looks much better than their opponent both in defense and offense, which they have repeatedly proved this year.
Our prediction is that Winnipeg will win with a handicap (0) for odds 2.02.