Jets vs Predators
Nashville and Winnipeg must make a fairly balanced series. There is no point of apparent discrepancy, except for the recent past of both in the playoffs. The Winnipeg team lives a unique moment in their brief history. The victories that qualified the team for this stage of the competition were the first in the post-season franchise since the Atlanta Thrashers times. At some point, this may weigh against the team of Patrik Laine and Co.
Here’s how you can watch the match, what’s on the line and our prediction:
How to watch
When: Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET
Stream: NBA (Try for free)
On the sidelines of Nashville, the team led by Peter Laviolette, is the current runner-up of the NHL, and came to this season with even more appetite to finally conquer the league. With punctual reinforcements, predators are even more dangerous today than they were last season. In addition, the team is healthier and ready to return to the top of the Conference.
One of the positive highlights of the US team is the strong group of supporters led by PK Subban and Roman Josi. Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis are also players who have both defensive functions and the creation of attack moves, as well as finishing tasks.
Curiously, the only goal of a Predators’ defender in the playoff phase in the Colorado Avalanche series was scored by Ekholm in a 5-0 win in Game 6 only. The strength of the team during the series on the Avs was even the third line of attackers, where experienced reinforcer Nick Bonino centers Colton Sissons and Austin Watson, the top scorers of the music city team to date.
Jets are fast and engaging. A team full of energy, creativity and quite obedient to Paul Maurice’s system. Special teams are also considered a great weapon. If Nashville understands that it can beat the Jets in this duel, the triumph passes by playing so as not to produce a good amount of penalties. This can be fatal against a team that has not only Laine as a sniper, but Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, Blake Wheler and defender Dustin Byfuglien.
The parity of a dispute between two goalkeepers named for the Vezina Trophy – trophy given to the best goalkeeper of the season – (Pekka Rinne – Preds and Connor Hellebuyck – Jets) can only bring to the attackers an even greater stimulus, and of course, for us – aficionados of this sport – unforgettable moments.
GAME 1: 27/4, 20h – in Nashville
GAME 2: 29/4, 19h – in Nashville
GAME 3: 01/5, 20h – in Winnipeg
GAME 4: 03/5, 9:30 PM – in Winnipeg
GAME 5: 05/5 , to be defined – in Nashville *
GAME 6: 22/4, to be defined – in Winnipeg *
GAME 7: 24/4, to be set – in Nashville *
* if necessary
Palpitation Danilo: Winnipeg Jets 2-4 Nashville Predators
Palpitation Team The Playoffs: Winnipeg Jets 3-4 Nashville Predators