Stadium: Prudential Center (Newark)
New Jersey played four impressive matches, winning three times. Now the Devils host Columbus. Will Lindy Ruff's team beat the Blue Jackets? Let's choose several options for the bet.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New Jersey Solves Local Troubles
This season is not the time of the life for Devils yet. The team is working for the future, planning to stick among the contenders firmly. The progress in the Jersey playing is becoming more noticeable. In the last championship, the Devils rarely competed even as equals with the most vigorous league opponents. Now the Devils regularly impose serious resistance on the seasoned teams.
On the eve of the match with Columbus, New Jersey lost 3:5 away to Boston 3:5, conceding the decisive goal 5 minutes before the final buzzer. Before that, the Devils had won 3 times, including wins over Edmonton and Washington in overtime.
Columbus Wins Very Rarely
Since the end of November, the Blue Jackets have not achieved much. Brad Larsen's team has only three wins after 13 matches. Columbus has already dropped to 6th place in the Capital Division standings. In case of defeat in the upcoming game, it will also allow New Jersey to take the lead.
In the last match with Tampa Bay, Columbus ended the home streak, where the Jackets outplayed Nashville 4:3 in a shootout, then failed to cope with Carolina 4:7 in regular time. At the same time, the Hurricanes made a comeback with four shot goals in the 3rd period. In a duel with 2:7 Tampa Bay, the Blue Jackets had no success against the reigning champion.
Expert Betting Options
Currently, New Jersey looks like a much more balanced and competitive team. Columbus is going through a recession that has dragged on. Brad Larsen's team missed a lot at the beginning of the championship, but then the offence worked well. Now the former has remained, and the latter has disappeared somewhere. Returned Patrik Laine has already played three games, including against Nashville. However, if the team concedes seven goals per match, even a dozen Laines will not help. Predition: New Jersey is likely to win.