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On Thursday in hockey action, it's the Edmonton Oilers versus the Winnipeg Jets. The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. It's possible that Mark Scheifele was the best player on the ice for the Winnipeg Jets with 2 points. It's been a good year so far for Mark Scheifele, he has 26 points. Blake Wheeler scored in the second period. Patrik Laine scored once for the Winnipeg Jets. It's been a good year so far for Patrik Laine, he has 19 points. Both teams have not played since Tuesday.
Connor Hellebuyck should start in net for this game. Connor Hellebuyck has been mediocre during the season with a 9-8-0 record and 0.915 save percentage. In Hellebuyck's latest appearance, he faced 25 shots and allowed 2 goals. He has posted a 0.937 save percentage when playing at home.
Cam Talbot should start in net for this game. Over 22 appearances, he has delivered a 2.56 GAA and 0.917 SV% this season. He last played on Tuesday and put together a 0.714 save percentage. Cam Talbot has a 2.59 GAA in his last 5 games.
It would help if the defenseman of the Winnipeg Jets would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 27 shots per game. The Winnipeg Jets have been fantastic at home, posting a 8-4-0 record. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 7-4-2 on the road. The Winnipeg Jets have gone 2-1 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 3-4 when playing Western-Central opponents this season.
We are expecting a fair amount of goals in this match-up. Look for the over to the be the right pick under these circumstances.
Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
Over 5.5 104