The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers meet Monday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 25 goals, Blake Wheeler has 52 assists and Mark Scheifele has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 103 goals on 1,145 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 24 goals on 421 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 19 goals, Claude Giroux has 38 assists and Jakub Voracek has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 34 goals on 384 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 30 goals on 366 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Jets are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 9-4 in their last 13 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flyers are 4-12 in their last 16 Monday games, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 8-20-1 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia and 18-40-2 in the last 60 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 games following a win. The under is 3-1-2 in Jets last 6 overall.
The Philadelphia Flyers have owned the Winnipeg Jets over the years, but they did los an ugly 7-1 contest in the last meeting back in early December. The Jets are playing far better hockey at the moment and have done a lot of their recent damage on the road. The Philadelphia Flyers headed into the all-star break on a bit of a run and home teams often have the edge coming back from a long layoff. However, we’re getting the much more consistent team for a very cheap price. The Jets are top-five currently in money earned this season, while only the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils have burned more money than the Flyers. I have to side with the Jets here, even if the Flyers and plus money is tempting.