NHL Playoffs Game 3: Golden Knights vs Jets Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 22)
- Vegas Golden Knights drew level in the series with victory in game two
- Winnipeg Jets has home advantage for games three and four
The Western Conference leaders overcame a setback in game one of their series against the Winnipeg Jets, as they come into game three in the series locked level at 1-1. However, they will likely need to win once on the road in Winnipeg to secure their spot in the next round of the playoffs.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 4:00 p.m ET
- Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg
- How To Watch: NHL TV
The Vegas Golden Knights were handed a reality check in game one of their series against the Jets, but they responded in fine fashion in the second clash between the sides on Thursday evening. Despite going behind early, the Golden Knights battled to a 5-2 success at the T-Mobile Arena.
Three of their goals were scored in the final period, but they will need to start with that same intensity at the MTS Centre on Saturday afternoon. Mark Stone was an eye-catching performer in game two, as he finished the night with two goals and an assist for Vegas.
The Jets will have home advantage for the next two games, and this is likely where their future in the playoffs will be determined. Their win in game one was a shock, but their home form throughout the regulation season ensures that they come into games three and four with a lively chance.
The Jets went 26-13-2 at MTS Centre throughout the regular season, and picked up wins over many of the leading sides in the conference. They will be looking to put a slow end to game two behind them with a fast start in front of their home fans, which is something that they have already managed in games one and two of this series.
The Jets have landed five victories from their seven games against the Golden Knights in the regular season at MTS Centre, but they have lost two from their in the playoffs throughout history. The latter is a key concern, and one that ensures that we will be siding with the visitors on Saturday.