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Jets have been led by great defenseThe Jets are having a great season but the offense has struggled, scoring only 2. 88 goals per game. While Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and Pierre-Luc Dubois have combined for 22 goals and 20 assists with defenseman Josh Morrissey adding a goal and 15 assists from the point, the rest of the offense has struggled. Only three skaters have scored five goals or more while only five skaters have added six assists and opposing defenses can eliminate the offense with ease.
1 defensive point shares and 40 blocked shots while Jaccob Slavin and Brent Burns have combined for 2. 3 defensive point shares to give the Hurricanes two great defensive pairings. In addition, goaltender Antti Raanta has stepped up in the net with a. 902 save percentage and a 2. 53 goals-against average on 183 shots.
Hurricanes have been led by great defenseThe Hurricanes are having a great season but hope their offense can improve, scoring only 2. 83 goals per game with only three goals in the last two games. Martin Necas, Sebastian Aho, and Andrei Svechnikov have scored 29 goals and 30 assists to lead the top two lines but the rest of the offense has struggled. Only three skaters have scored five goals or more while only four active skaters have added six assists or more and opposing defenses can limit the top-heavy offense as a result. The offense has struggled but the defense has been one of the best in the NHL, allowing only 2. 67 goals per game. Brady Skjei and Brett Pesce have combined for 3.
The Hurricanes should constantly find the back of the net with Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov, and the rest of the forward unit carrying the puck into the offensive zone and creating open shots with cross-ice passes and great puck movement. The Hurricanes should also limit a Jets offense that was shut out in their recent game with Brady Skjei, Brett Pesce, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting shots on the net, allowing goaltender Antti Raanta to make plenty of big saves.
The Hurricanes should win the game with a strong performance on the road. Take the Hurricanes money line as road Favorites. Prediction: Hurricanes (-130) Full-Game Total Pick Both teams have been led by their defenses and the upcoming game should reflect that with both defensive units stepping up and controlling this game. The Jets, who allow only 2. 38 goals per game, should limit the Hurricanes' offense with Josh Morrissey, Brenden Dillon, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting shots on the net, allowing goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to make plenty of big saves. The Hurricanes, who allow only 2. 67 goals per game, should eliminate and potentially shut out the Jets, who average only 2.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets 11/22/2022 - NHL
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