Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens - 6/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (30-24-11) vs Winnipeg Jets (34-25-3)
Game Info: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell Centre)
Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -125 / Winnipeg Jets +105 --- 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 4 of their NHL playoff series. The Canadiens have a 3-0 series lead after their win on Sunday.
The Jets had no answers for Montreal in their last game. They lost 5-1 and have yet to have a lead in the series. They were 0-2 on the power play and allowed a shorthanded goal on each attempt. Winnipeg’s long goal game from Adam Lowry in the second. Connor Hellebuyck allowed 4 goals on 32 shots and has now allowed 9 goals in this series. He has allowed 2.71 goals per game in the playoffs with a .931 save percentage. Kyle Connor leads the team with 3 goals and 5 points in the postseason. Winnipeg is averaging just 2 goals per game on the road during the playoffs and they have yet to convert on the power play through 3 games.
Montreal has now won 6 in a row after their win on Sunday night. Noel Armira led the way with 2 goals and an assist; both of his goals were shorthanded. They outshot the Jets by 6 and blocked 20 of Winnipeg’s shot attempts. Carey Price had another good night in net, stopping 26 of 27 shots faced. During the playoffs he has allowed just 1.97 goals per game with a .938 save percentage. Montreal has continued their great power play defense in the postseason, and after their last game they have a 90% penalty kill that leads the NHL. They also rank 2nd with just 2.2 goals allowed per game.
Winnipeg is 19-11-1 on the road this season, 39-24 ATS, and the over is 31-28.
Montreal is 15-13-4 at home this season, 32-34 ATS, and the under is 35-28.
After their surprising round one sweep of Edmonton, Winnipeg has fallen back down to earth in this series. They have been dominated in every facet of the game and seemingly fell apart in the last game. The Jets have not been a great road team this season, so I don’t expect them to figure it out in the second game of a back-to-back. Montreal is playing their best hockey of the year and appear poised to advance to the conference finals. Back the Canadiens to finish the sweep.