Jets Hold Off Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets continued their good form on Sunday evening with a 2-1 victory over Montreal Canadiens.
The Central Division side brought up their second successive victory for Betfair punters, this time over the Atlantic team from Canada.
Coach Paul Maurice has turned the fortune of the Jets around since taking over. They started the season disappointingly but their odds of reaching the playoffs have shortened with Betfair.
Michael Frolik’s third period goal was enough to separate the two sides at Bell Centre. They did have Al Montoya to thank though for stopping 30 shots in a solid performance in the Jets goal.
Neither side could break the deadlock in the first period but Tobias Enstrom was able to do so nine minutes into the second segment of the game to put the visitors ahead and reward first goalscorer backers with Betfair.
Winnipeg are now four points off Vancouver Canucks who currently occupy the final Western Conference place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Brian Gionta put the Canadiens back on level terms later into the second period to set up a tight finale in the tie.
Frolik needed just one minute of the third period to find the back of the net with a wrist shot which proved to be the difference.
Carey Price finished the game with 33 saves but it was his mistake that led to the turnover for the winning goal. He came out of his net and lost the puck to Andrew Ladd. The Jets captain then found Frolik who made no mistake of his opportunity.
Winnipeg will take to the road again this evening where they will be the underdogs in the match outright market against Carolina. They will be bidding for their third straight victory.