All in all a break even 1-1 night. The Islanders came back to tie things up for us sending their game to overtime, where they ended up losing to the Blackhawks. The Canucks managed to get us a come from behind 4-3 shootout victory, giving us a +0.00 unit night. No problems with that.
Right back at it tonight with just 4 NHL games on the board. I do have one play and we’re going to lay a bit of chalk on a well deserved home favorite tonight (1 unit play)…
Carolina Hurricanes @ Winnipeg Jets – JETS TO WIN (-149)
The Winnipeg Jets have won 3 straight games improving their overall record to 12-11-4, and their home record to a solid 8-4. Carolina finally gave new head coach Kirk Muller his first NHL head coaching victory in a 5-3 win in Edmonton, but that marked their first win in 8 eight games. The Hurricanes have given up 4.20 goals against per game over their last 5, and 3.79 goals against per game on the road. Winnipeg loves playing in front of their very energetic home crowd, and they are giving them something to cheer about going 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The Jets are averaging 3.08 goals per game at home this season. Their latest victory, a 2-1 win over red hot Boston on Tuesday, was by far the biggest win of the season. Chris Mason will get the start tonight in net for Winnipeg. He is 2-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .906 SV%. Although not confirmed, Cam War should be in net for the Hurricanes tonight. He is 9-12-3 on the year with a 3.28 GAA and .897 SV%. The Canes are 2-8 in their last 10 road games, and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. They are also just 1-11 in their last 12 games on 1 days rest. These two teams have already met twice this season, with Winnipeg winning 5-3 at home and then 3-1 in Carolina on November 25th (with Chris Mason in net for that win). The Hurricanes have a hard time finding ways to win, and it is a tough task going against this hot Winnipeg team that is playing great at home as of late. I will gladly lay a bit of chalk to take the Jets at home tonight.