Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Prediction 5/12/18

Marcus Newton
May 13, 2018

Prior faced a big challenge early in the team's first season, when Fleury missed almost two months with a concussion. Their dream of finally hoisting the Stanley Cup ended Thursday night with a 5-1 loss to Winnipeg - their fourth home loss of the playoffs. Eliminated Minnesota in five, Nashville in seven. He allowed 12 goals on 84 shots (4.40 goals against average, and a save percentage of.857) in three games with the Golden Knights this season.

That's not to mention the bounty of draft picks the Golden Knights extracted from the rest of the National Hockey League, including three first round picks in 2017, that should make them a contender for years to come.

The Jets, led by center Mark Scheifele, are 13-0 in their last 13 home games at MTS Centre, although the total has gone over in just six of those contests.

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"I think it's really the driving force within the group that there's so much more to give, and so much more the players want to give for themselves and the fans", Cheveldayoff said.

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This series could be won on goaltending, and two of the very best will be between the pipes. The Kings and Sharks tried crashing the net and got nowhere. Are the third National Hockey League team to win two rounds of the playoffs in their inaugural season, joining the 1917-18 Toronto Arenas and 1967-68 St. Louis Blues ... He had four goals, 10 points and 94 penalty minutes in 79 games during the regular season. Trade deadline pickup Tomas Tatar has no points in four games and has been a healthy scratch ... The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays a whopping 14.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.

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Edmund will next face Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov , who achieved a 6-4, 6-4 win over compatriot Milos Raonic . She will play seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia after she dispatched with Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-3.

Leading the offensive counter for the visiting Golden Knights will be William Karlsson (47 goals, 41 assists) and Jonathan Marchessault (31 goals, 55 assists).

"We're a good team, we play hard and we played well all season long", he said.

Winnipeg is averaging 3.4 goals per game in its past five games (the team's a flawless 0-0 SU during that span).

Just how far they go will depend largely on the pads of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup victor with Pittsburgh.

It'll be interesting to see the level of play from the Winnipeg Jets in the first period of this game Saturday night.

Game 2: Monday @ Jets, 8 p.m. If the Jets choose to rest him, however, head coach Paul Maurice may turn to Steve Mason (5-9-9 record, .907 save percentage, 3.15 goals against average).

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