Time: 7:00 PM CST
Channel: CBC, SN360, NBCSN, TVAS
Ah game seven. In an evenly matches series between the two best teams in the NHL it is no surprise that this is the one second round series to go seven games. The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators have shown that there is no difference between the two teams and that this is truly a coin flip between them.
If the Winnipeg Jets have their skating legs and their speed, they should be able to break the Nashville Predators trap. If the Predators trap like they did in games four and six, they probably beat the Jets. There are some other factors though: Can Pekka Rinne play well and can Paul Maurice get out is his team’s way?
On the topic of Rinne: we have seen him play very well and very poorly in the same series. On Maurice: When he doesn’t mess with his lines and plays his defence the appropriate amounts, the Jets are fine. Both teams need their people to just do their job.
This game has all the makings of classic nail-bitter. Two teams that are almost identical in every facet playing in a winner takes all game: could be timeless.
How close is this Winnipeg-Nashville series?— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 8, 2018
ES shot attempts: 338-338
ES shots: 177-177
ES goals: 12-11 #preds
ES high-danger chances: 66-65 #NHLJets
A nail-bitter that goes to overtime.