7* Tuesday NHL WPG/CAR
Winnipeg vs. Carolina,
03/26/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Money Line: +116 Winnipeg
The Carolina Hurricanes host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Carolina is coming off a 4-1 loss to New Jersey, while Winnipeg beat Tampa Bay their last time out, 3-2.
Carolina’s last five games have been dreadful, with the team scoring only six times in losing each of those five contests.
The Hurricanes rely on a high-powered offense to win games, and when that offense isn’t scoring goals, wins are hard to come by.
The team’s lack of scoring punch is personified in the form of their captain, Eric Staal, who hasn’t scored in six consecutive home games.
Injuries in goal have the Hurricanes turning to Justin Peters in this game. Peters has posted a 3.51 GAA at home this season.
An 11-4-1 run by the Jets propelled them into the third spot in the Eastern Conference, but the team hit a skid, dropping two in a row to the Capitals.
They’re on the other side of that now though, having beaten Tampa Bay on Sunday.
A trip to Carolina doesn’t frighten Winnipeg, as they’ve scored eight times in winning their last two trips to PNC Arena.
The Jets are 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these teams, and 4-1 in their last five trips to Carolina. Take Winnipeg.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Winnipeg Jets +116