2018 NHL Playoffs: Jets vs. Wild schedule, results, TV channels, stream, odds, predictions,Sports Line to get NHL odds and picks for every Stanley Cup Playoff game, all from the advanced computer model on a red-hot 21-8 NHL run.
Here, we break down every angle of the Central Division showdown and offer our predictions:
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The Western Conference might be home to the first-round matchup with the hottest team of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup playoffs, and that matchup has nothing to do with the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Nashville Predators. Down the stretch, the Winnipeg Jets proved they can be an absolute force, and they got off to a good start in their opening-round series against the Minnesota Wild, taking a commanding 2-0 lead.
The Jets entered the playoffs on a five-game winning streak and a 9-1 record over their last 10, and they’re far ahead of schedule, leapfrogging preseason expectations of playing spoiler to enter their first postseason series in three years. They’re the favorites against the Minnesota Wild, who have now been to the playoffs six years in a row. Minnesota, meanwhile, are in quite a different position, having long accomplished the goal of reaching the Cup hunt but always failing to advance.