The NHL is set up with a strong slate of games throughout Monday night. Ten games are up on the board throughout February 15. One of these games will be between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers. These two teams have had strong starts to this season, which should lead to a good game on Monday. This game will drop the puck at around 9:00 PM Eastern time.
The Jets have put up a record of 8-5-1 to this point in the season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the North Division. Winnipeg is coming off a loss in their last game and have lost two of their last three games. The Jets have been strong so far this season and will look to knock off the Oilers in this one. If Winnipeg can come out strong in this one, it could be a win.
Edmonton has earned a record of 9-7 throughout this season so far, which has them in the third seed of the North Division. The Oilers have won three games in a row entering this one. Edmonton has also won six of their last seven. The Oilers will look to keep this hot streak going with another big win on Monday night over Winnipeg’s strong roster.
These two teams have bene solid throughout the early stretch of this season. Both teams are sitting in playoff spots to this point in the season, which should lead to a great game on Monday night. If either team can come out hot in the first, it could be enough for a win. I expect both teams to look for a quick start on the win.
The Jets and the Oilers have met up twice so far this season. Winnipeg hosted the first game on January 24. Nikolaj Ehlers, Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler all scored for the Jets on the night, but it was not enough. Connor McDavid had three assists, while Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist. Draisaitl scored the game winner with less than a second left to give Edmonton a 4-3 win.
The second game of the season series stayed in Winnipeg on January 26. Darnell Nurse had three assists, while Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist. Andrew Copp had two goals and two assists on the night. Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and three assists, while Adam Lowry had a goal and two assists. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist to lead the Jets to a 6-4 win in this one.
These two teams have split the first two games of this season’s series. Winnipeg and Edmonton met up three times throughout last season. The Jets won two of the three games in last season’s series. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look to take a lead in this season’s series. I expect an exciting matchup on Monday night between these two offensive teams.
Winnipeg has had a strong start to this season on both sides of special teams. The Jets have been able to score on 10 of their 45 power play chances, which is a 22.2 percent power play. Winnipeg has given up 7 goals on their opponents 37 power play attempts, which is an 81.1 percent kill rate. The Jets will look to keep up their strong start on the power play and penalty kill.
The Oilers have been dangerous on the power play, but their penalty kill has struggled so far this season. Edmonton has been able to capitalize on 14 of their 57 power play opportunities, which is a 24.6 percent success rate. The Oilers have killed off 37 of the 49 penalties against them, which is a 75.5 percent penalty kill. Edmonton will need to improve on the penalty kill in this one.
These two teams will look to grab a much needed win on Monday night. The Jets have been strong throughout this season on both sides of special teams. Winnipeg has been stronger on the penalty kill, which they will look to use to their advantage. If Edmonton’s power play can come out hot in this one though, it could be too much for the Jets on Monday night.
Connor Hellebuyck will likely get the start in the net for the Jets on Monday night. Hellebuyck has started in 11 games this season, going 6-4-1 to this point in the season. He has put up a .921 save percentage and a GAA of 2.36 in those games. Hellebuyck’s last start was against the Ottawa Senators, where he stopped 27 of 29 shots in the loss.
Mikko Koskinen is expected to get the nod between the pipes for Edmonton in this one. Koskinen has earned a record of 6-7 throughout his 13 starts this season. He has posted a save percentage of .895 and a 3.43 GAA in his starts this season. Koskinen’s finished with 40 saves on 42 shots in his last start against the Senators, which was enough for a win.
These two goalies have had solid starts to the new season, but it has been Hellebuyck who has been slightly better throughout this season. Koskinen has been strong and will look to build off his last start. If either goalie can come out strong on Monday night, it could help their team grab the win. In the first two games of this season series, offense dominated. I expect both goalies to try and set the pace with strong nights.
These two teams have had strong starts to this season throughout this season, which should lead to a great game on Monday night. Edmonton is coming into this game on a nice winning streak, while the Jets are coming off a loss to the Senators. Winnipeg will look to come out much better after that loss. If the Jets can use their depth to their advantage, they should be able to knock off the Oilers.
BetOnline has Edmonton listed as a -128 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Oilers will win this game around 56.1 percent of the time. I believe that Edmonton should be favored with how they have played of late. I think that the Jets can end this losing streak though. If Winnipeg can come out strong on the defensive end, they will earn a win on Monday night.