Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens - 6/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (30-24-11) vs Winnipeg Jets (34-25-3)
Game Info: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Bell Centre)
Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -140 / Winnipeg Jets +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets will head on the road to face the Montreal Canadiens in game 3 of their North Division round 2 matchup in the NHL playoffs. The Canadiens won the first two games in Winnipeg.
The Montreal Canadiens have now won 5 in a row after their game two win. They shutout the Jets in the game and stopped both of their power play opportunities. The Canadiens have limited their opponents to an 10.7% conversion rate on the power play this postseason, best among playoff teams. Their lone goal was a shorthanded effort by Tyler Toffoli. He also leads the team with 7 points this postseason and led the team with 44 points and 28 goals during the regular season. Carey Price has started all 9 games for Montreal during the playoffs, allowing 2.08 goals per game with a .935 save percentage. His shutout on Friday was his first of the postseason and 8th playoff shutout of his career; he had 1 shutout during the regular season.
The Winnipeg Jets outshot the Canadiens 30-24 but could not find the back of the net in their last loss. They are averaging 2.8 goals during the playoffs but just 2 per game in this series. Kyle Connor led the team with 26-regular season goals during the regular season and leads with 3 in the playoffs; he scored a goal in game one. Connor Hellebuyck has started all 6 games for the Jets in the playoffs and has allowed 1.87 goals per game with a .940 save percentage. Winnipeg has played great defense on the road this postseason, allowing just 1 goal through their first two games.
Montreal is 14-13-4 at home this season, 31-34 ATS, and the under is 35-27.
Winnipeg is 19-10-1 on the road this season, 39-23 ATS, and the over is 30-28.
Montreal is red hot and will be back at home for game 3. Winnipeg has been keeping things close, but the Canadiens have just been finding ways to win of late. The Jets have not even had a lead in this series as Montreal has controlled the pace throughout. Carey Price has allowed just 1.8 goals per game for the Canadiens during their 5-game winning streak, and two of those games went into overtime. Back Montreal to keep things rolling in this one.