The NHL brings more action tonight with the clash between Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets attracting the attention of the fans in North America.
Pittsburgh was in action on Saturday night as they beat the Wild with a score of 2-1. And on the other side, the Jets scored a 3-2 home win over the Blackhawks in their last game on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh Penguins Form
The Penguins had a good start of the season this year. Moreover, this team managed to beat Minnesota in their last game with a score of 2-1. However, this Pittsburgh team need to work on their offensive game as they are not at the needed level at the moment. Also, they were struggling at the back as their defensive performances were not great. On the positive side, Jake Guentzel scored his first of the year and Marty Murray played some good hockey in their last game against the Wild.
On the offensive side of the game, the Penguins score an average of 2.75 goals per game on the year. Also, the Penguins are tied for 6th in the league in goals-against as they concede an average of 2.50 goals per contest.
Winnipeg Jets Form
The Jets are having a good winning momentum at the moment. Moreover, they managed to score a good win against Chicago with a score of 3-2. This a good team this year and they have a good core with Jack Roslovic, Josh Morrissey and Andrew Copp. Additionally, another player that needs to be considered is Nikolaj Ehlers. The Danish international already scored 2 goals so far this season.
On the offensive side of the game, Winnipeg is 11th in goals for in the early going as they average 3.60 goals per contest. Also, the Jets are 20th in goals against as they are allowing 3.40 goals per game this season.
The Penguins still have issues with their offensive game. Also, their defensive performances are not at the needed level yet. And that is why it is imperative to improve in the coming weeks. However, I think that this game is early for that potential redemption. Additionally, the reason behind that is the home form of the Jets. It seems that this year, Winnipeg is strong at home and that will give the edge in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets 10/13/2019 is: take the Winnipeg Jets
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