Pens vs. Jets: Does the Streak Continue?

Tonight is an excellent match-up  as two divisional leaders go head-to-head.  The Panthers are coming off of a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, while the Jets are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.    The comparisons are below:

Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-0, 1st Atlantic Division)

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  • Goals Scored Per Game: 3.4 (1st raked in NHL)
  • Goals Against Average: 2.5 ( 11th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Success Percentage: 24.0 % (2nd ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Kill Percentage: 79.7 % (21st ranked in NHL)

Winnipeg Jets (18-14-2, 1st Southeast Division)

  • Goals Scored Per Game: 2.6 (18th ranked in NHL)
  • Goals Against Average: 2.9 (21th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Success Percentage: 15 % (26th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Kill Percentage: 78.9% (24th ranked)

The Penguins are looking to win 14 games in a row.  Can they do it?  The Miami Heat's streak came to a screeching halt last night losing to the Chicago Bulls.  Will the Pens share the same fate?  We have split the series against the Jets one game a piece, losing 4-2 and winning 3-1.  Based on these statistics, I am predicting a close match-up.  Choose the Penguins to win and under 5.5 goals.  Prediction: Penguins 2 Jets 1.

 

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