Western Conference Elite Face Off Thursday

The Vegas Golden Knights head north this Thursday to take on their Western Conference foes, the Winnipeg Jets. Both teams are vying for top spot in the conference, and only two points separate them. In their second game following the All-Star break, the Jets and Golden Knights are looking to pick up where they left off. Led by likely Hart Trophy candidate, Blake Wheeler (14 goals, 42 assists), the Jets have been as solid as any team in the league this season.

Through a strong balance between high-scoring offence, which ranks fifth in the NHL with 3.24 goals scored per game, and stingy defence, which sits seventh, allowing just 2.65 goals per game, the Jets have amassed an impressive +0.59 goal differential through 51 games. At the opposite end of the ice is the surprise team of the NHL season. Vegas has captured the attention of hockey fans, as this group of castaway players has put together the second-best record in the entire league. Vegas has been the model of consistency this season with nine players tallying at more than 20 points, and ranking in the top six in the league in both goals for (3.39) and goals allowed (2.61). This is truly a battle between complete teams.

NHL Odds: Winnipeg Welcomes Vegas

This Thursday (8 PM ET), the top teams in the Western Conference clash in Winnipeg. Vegas will attempt to defend its lead for top spot in the conference. The Jets will need their sniper, Patrik Laine, to be on his game against a Vegas team that makes it difficult to find the back of the net, so all eyes will be on the Finnish sophomore.

Marc-Andre Fleury, though injured for large portions of the season, has been Vegas’ best player when healthy. He’s coming off of a stellar All-Star Game appearance, and reminded people that he’s a three-time Stanley Cup winner. If he can continue his current play, he’ll be in the Vezina conversation come season’s end.

NHL Odds: Knights and Jets Clash in Winnipeg

Two of the top goaltenders in the league will face off this Thursday (8 PM ET), as Connor Hellebuyck welcomes Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights to town. Though both teams have potent offences, goals may be hard to come by in this one. Don’t miss this showdown between Western Conference elite.

In what could be a preview of a Western Conference playoff matchup, the Vegas Golden Knights head north of the border to face the Winnipeg Jets. Both teams seem playoff-bound, and are in the midst of a battle for first place in the Conference. Puck drop is at 8 PM ET.

The high-flying Winnipeg Jets welcome the Vegas Golden Knights to town this Thursday (8 PM ET) in what should be an exciting, back-and-fourth affair. Both teams are evenly matched, and will need to be up to the challenge if they hope to walk away with two points. The Winnipeg Jets host the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, and first place in the Western Conference could be up for grabs. These two squads have their eyes set on first, but they’ll have to go through each other to get there.