Jets vs Avalanche Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 4/21

Jets vs Avalanche Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 4/21

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Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction

 

Colorado Avalanche

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche, with a regular season record of 50-25-7, will face the Winnipeg Jets in the first game of the West 1st Round series at Canada Life Centre. Here's a preview of the matchup, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 21, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Avalanche, led by the formidable Nathan MacKinnon, have been a force to be reckoned with this season. Despite some recent injuries, they remain a potent offensive threat, aiming to kick off the playoff series with a strong performance against the Jets.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
A. Georgiev 38 18 5 2 3.02 .897
J. Annunen 8 4 1 2 2.25 .928

Scoring Leaders

Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in both points, with an impressive 140, and goals, with 51.

Injury Report

  • Jonathan Drouin (LW) - Out (Expected return: May 5)
  • Samuel Girard (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Maros Jedlicka (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)
  • Miles Wood (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)
  • Mikko Rantanen (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.68
GA/G 3.07

Recent Performances

The Avalanche have had mixed results in their recent games, with a convincing win against the Edmonton Oilers but a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime.

 

Winnipeg Jets

Preview

The Winnipeg Jets, boasting a regular season record of 52-24-6, will host the Colorado Avalanche in the first game of the West 1st Round series at Canada Life Centre. Here's a preview of the upcoming clash, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on April 21, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Jets have been solid at home throughout the season, and they aim to capitalize on their home advantage in this playoff series. With players like Mark Scheifele leading the offensive charge and Connor Hellebuyck guarding the net, they are confident in their ability to dominate the Avalanche, especially considering their success against Colorado in the regular season.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
C. Hellebuyck 37 19 4 5 2.39 .921
L. Brossoit 15 5 2 3 2.00 .927

Scoring Leaders

Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in points with 72, while Kyle Connor leads in goals scored with 34.

Injury Report

  • Morgan Barron (C) - Out (Expected return: Apr 23)
  • Kyle Connor (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)
  • Vladislav Namestnikov (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)
  • Mark Scheifele (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)
  • Adam Lowry (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 20)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.16
GA/G 2.42

Recent Performances

The Jets have been in excellent form recently, securing victories against opponents like the Vancouver Canucks and the Seattle Kraken.

 

Prediction

Considering the home advantage for the Winnipeg Jets and their dominance over the Colorado Avalanche in the regular season, the Jets are poised to start the playoff series on a high note. With their solid performance at home and a strong lineup led by Mark Scheifele, the Jets are expected to control the game and secure a victory against the Avalanche. Therefore, the prediction is for the Winnipeg Jets to win.

 

Pick: Jets -1.5 (+210)

 

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