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The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. The Vegas Golden Knights need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 25 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 31 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 103 goals on 1,131 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 62 goals on 588 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 39 goals, Blake Wheeler has 37 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 158 goals on 1,725 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 25 goals on 312 shots.
The Golden Knights are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights are still attractive in the underdog role, but at some point they need to show some sort of promise, and a lot of their recent struggles have taken place on the road. The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a strong week, and it’s about time they build on that to start beating quality teams. The Jets should be able to get the job done against a slumping Vegas side. I’ll lay the reasonable juice.