Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas: Jets Have Chance to Close Wild Card Gap

Jan 2, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dylan DeMelo (2) deflects a centering pass made by Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) during the second period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dylan DeMelo (2) deflects a centering pass made by Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) during the second period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Winnipeg Jets are at an important stage of their season. With 22 games remaining in their 2021-2022 regular season, the Jets are only four points behind the Vegas Golden Knights, who are second in the Western Conference Wild Card standings, and the Jets have a game in hand on Vegas.

Fortunately, the Jets have a great opportunity to gain ground on Vegas as they face off against the Golden Knights tonight at the Canada Life Centre. The opening puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. central time.

It is important to note that Dallas sits in third place in the wild card race. Dallas is one point behind Vegas but they have three games in hand.

Regardless of this, tonight’s game is a great chance for the Winnipeg Jets to gain ground in the chase for the two Western Conference Wild Card playoff spots.

The Jets are coming into tonight after a three-game road trip in which they won two out of the three games including beating the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night 4-3 in overtime. Since March has begun, the Jets have a 4-2-1 record.

On the other hand, this is the fifth game of a five-game road trip for the Golden Knights. This road trip has not gone well for Vegas as they have lost all the prior games on this trip in regulation and have fallen down the standings.

Odds

The Jets are listed as the favorites in this game, courtesy of WynnBET.

This should not come as a surprise considering how Vegas has played over the past week. Three of their four losses during this road trip have come against teams sitting outside of playoff position including against the Flyers, Sabres, and Blue Jackets.

The Jets and Golden Knights have only met once prior this year, with Winnipeg winning 5-4 in overtime on January 2.

Where to Catch the Game

TV: TSN3, ATTSN-RM

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: ESPN+, TSN.ca, TSN APP

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