The Maple Leafs are coming off a 4-2 home win against the Boston Bruins. The Jets are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Bruins.Winnipeg has won 7 of the last 8 games against the Leafs.
Connor Brown, Mitchell Marner, James van Riemsdyk, and Milan Michalek all had goals against the Bruins. It was a big win for the Maple Leafs because they were 1-3 against the Bruins last year, plus, they lost a tough one against Ottawa after Auston Matthews scored 4 goals.
The Winnipeg Jets faced the Bruins as well, but, lost 4-1. The offense didn’t come to play. The Jets took 35 shots in the game. They actually had a 1-0 at one point too. Blake Wheeler was the one who scored for the Jets. That was his 3rd goal of the year. He’s currently leading his team with 5 points. The Jets have a good offense. They are supposed to be a fun team to watch this year. The question is when will they start to win consistently.
Historically, the Jets have been good against the Maple Leafs. The home team has won 11 of the last 15 meetings. The Maple Leafs seem to have strong home/away splits. Maple Leafs aren’t as good on the road as they are at home. Until that changes, I don’t think I can side with the Maple Leafs. I like Winnipeg to win at home.
Prediction: Jets win 5-1