Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks – 4/20/15 NHL Playoff Fantasy Sports, Hockey Picks, Odds & Predictions
The NHL Playoffs are set to continue on Monday April 20th and the Winnipeg Jets are in a must win situation down 0-2 in their series against the Anaheim Ducks. The Jets will be at home for Game 3 at 9PM Eastern Time with TV over NHL Network.
The Winnipeg Jets have been unable to hold one goal leads in both of the games held in Anaheim. They were outscored 3-0 in the third period in Game 1 and 2-0 in the third period in Game 2. The loss in Game 2 was extremely painful as Anaheim scored with just 21 seconds remaining on the clock. The Ducks have been good on the power play converting 3 out of seven tries. Two of the third period goals in Game 1 came on the man advantage. This is a team that has struggled all season as they rank 28th on the power play scoring just 15.7% of the time. Winnipeg has come up empty on seven tries on the power play. Anaheim has been good of late on the road as they are winners of four straight on the highway. The Ducks have had Winnipeg’s number as they have won the past six meetings including two regular season meetings held in Winnipeg.
Anaheim Ducks Center: Ryan Getzlaf co-leads the team in scoring in the playoffs with a goal and three assists for a total of four points. Getlaf has multiple point games in two of his past three games. He leads he Ducks in points during the regular season with 70 and carries a plus minus of +15.
Anaheim Ducks Right Wing: Corey Perry leads the Ducks in goals during the postseason with two. His two assists during the playoffs gives him four total and ties him with Getzlaf. Perry was second on the team in points with 55 on the year and is 33 goals during the regular season was tops for Anaheim. It’s a good sign that the Ducks top scorers during the regular season as the top scorers during the postseason. This means what Winnipeg has strategized against Getzlaf and Perry has not worked.
Anaheim Ducks Left Wing: Patrick Maroons is four in the postseason for Anaheim with two points total as he has produced a goal and assists.
Anaheim Ducks Defensemen: Sami Vatanen is third in scoring for Anaheim during the postseason as his goal and assists equates to three points. All three points came in Game 1 and it was his only points in his previous five games. Vatanen was the top scoring defenseman for the team on the regular season campaign. Hampus Lindhold and Cam Fowler were tied for the second top scoring defensemen on the Ducks with 34 points. Each player has an assist in the playoffs.
Anaheim Ducks Goaltender: Frederik Anderson has started both games for Anaheim in the playoffs and has a record of 2-0 with a goal against average of 1.50 plus a save percentage of .946%. From an NHL fantasy perspective Anderson’s has been productive player for hockey mock draft managers.
Winnipeg Jets Left Wing: Adam Lowry leads the Jets with two points total with a goal and assists and has a plus minus of +2 in the postseason. Top scorer Andrew Ladd has no points in the two playoff games is -2 on the plus minus sheets.
Winnipeg Jets Right Wing: Blake Wheeler was second on the team with 61 points with 26 goals and 35 assists season to date. In the playoffs Wheeler has been held scoreless and has no points over his past four games.
Winnipeg Jets Center: Bryan Little lead the centers on the Jets with 52 points during the regular season. In the playoffs Little has no points and carries a plus minus of -1. While the Ducks top producers are producing in the playoffs the Jets top guns are not.
Winnipeg Jets Defensmen: Jacob Trouba had 22 points for Winnipeg during the regular season and has an assist during the postseason. Mark Stuart has a lone assist in the first two games of this series. It has been his only points over his past five games.
Winnipeg Jets Goaltender: Ondrej Pavelec has started both games for Winnipeg and hi 0-2 with a goal against average and 91.7% save percentage. Pavelec is 12-8-3 in his home games this year with a goal against of 2.57. Prior to the start of the playoffs he had three straight regulation shutouts.
One Day Cash League NHL Playoff Fantasy Picks
C: Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks)
RW: Corey Perry (Ducks)
LW: Adam Lowry (Jets)
D: Sami Vatanen (Ducks) Jacob Trouba (Jets)
G: Ondreg Pavelec (Jets)