Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators - 5/7/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The other Jets goal scorers were Mathieu Perreault of Drummondville, Quebec and Paul Stastny.

Not only has he been a strong counter to Nashville by outplaying a group often considered the NHL's best top four defensemen, Byfuglien is leading all defensemen this postseason with four goals. Taking a centering feed from Arvidsson, he put the puck through his legs before snapping it past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck for a 3-0 lead at 5:55 of the third.

The victor of the series will advance to face the Vegas Golden Knights, who eliminated the San Jose Sharks in six games on Sunday night. "Everyone knew that. If you weren't thinking this was going seven games - we only missed each other by a couple points in the regular season".

"We're just going to keep working hard", Forsberg said. They're good people. I guess the difference in these situations, good people understand what's at stake.

The Winnipeg Jets look to book their ticket to the Western Conference final as they host the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

For the fourth time in six games this series, it was the Predators that opened the scoring, though it required a video review to get the goal on the board. Back-up Juuse Saros stopped all six of the shots he faced in the game.

Predators captain Roman Josi unleashed the shot from the left point and Arvidsson tipped it home as he was falling to the ice.

Yannick Weber and Ryan Johansen each scored for Nashville.

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Before this playoff season, neither the current incarnation of the Jets nor the previous franchise had ever won a second-round National Hockey League playoff game. It's the kind of adversity that they did not face last season on their run to the Stanley Cup Final. "It's probably right that it's goin' seven".

- Thank you to the gang at Hockey Night in Canada, they covered the opening lineups of Saturday's game five... you can see it if you have NHL.TV and watch the away feed.

The Nashville penalty kill was superb against the Jets, and it had to be since there was only one penalty called against the Jets all night.

"Our power play is a results-driven power play".

"We were trying to fit a lot of things into the game and didn't move particularly well or move the puck particularly well on those." head coach Paul Maurice said.

Little's availability was in question after he was the lone member of the Jets to skip the morning skate. Alex Chiasson scored his first playoff goal in four years during a taut, tight contest through regulation. "And the last thing I wanted to do was step on toes or mess up the chemistry that was already on this team", Stastny said. All was going well...until they hit a minor speed bump. "Just another learning experience for us and you grow from it". That's great that somebody says it because that's how we feel and that's how we felt before the game.

"It's only 3-3 and we still have a chance". The even strength shot attempts are 338 apiece, the even strength shots 177 apiece, and the even strength goal tally 12-11 for the Preds (source: Natural Stat Trick). "Just try to maybe do it in practice and stuff like that and once in a while you get time and space for it in a game, you try to pull it off".

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