Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens.
05.06.2021. Stadium: Bell MTS (Winnipeg),
Match 2. The score in the series is 0-1.
The Jets were without Mark Scheifele for the first game of the series, who was disqualified for roughing the passer at the end. Will Paul Maurice's team do well without one of their leaders in game two? Let's pick a few bets at once.
Winnipeg fails to start the first game
The failure in the first game of the series with Montreal is most likely the result of downtime - the Jets had to wait more than a week for the start of the second round. Their confrontation with the Edmonton Oilers turned out to be very easy, ending in 4 games; while the Canadiens battled with Toronto until Game 7. "Winnipeg simply lost their game momentum.
The outcome of yesterday's game was decided early on. By the 5th minute of the first period, the score was already 0-2 in favor of the Canadiens, and overall, the first period ended 1-3. "The Jets never really got back into the game - 3-5.
Montreal, on the other hand, will have a hard time by the end of the series
The Canadiens left too much energy behind against Toronto. The emotional charge was enough for the first game against Winnipeg, but it's not certain that Dominique Ducharme's team can physically withstand the next games.
In the first game against the Jets, five different Montreal players scored five pucks. Jeff Petrie had 2 assists and Eric Staal had 1+1. Only Tyler Toffoli had 0+1, but that didn't take away the forward's lead in the team's current playoff scorers list with 2+4 in 8 games.
Experts betting tips
With or without Scheifele, Winnipeg is bound to tie the series. The absence of one of the key forwards will certainly have a negative impact on the Jets' offensive potential, but Paul Maurice's team has many other strong qualities. It is unlikely, to say the least, that Winnipeg will concede 5 pucks again. The prediction is a win for Winnipeg in a low-scoring game
- Winnipeg To Win at odds of about 2.30;
- Montreal's individual total is less than 2.5 for about 1.90;
- Total Goals will be over 5.5 with an index of around 2.05.