Winnipeg plays their second last road game of the season tonight in Toronto. The Jets are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins while Toronto kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over Boston on Thursday.
The Olympics can make or break a player. Even though Blake Wheeler did not get much ice time, he looks like a completely different player ever since he was on team U.S.A. However, when Phil Kessel came back the same could not be said for him and the Leafs started a losing skid.
It could be a combination of inconsistent goaltending and lack of confidence from star players that has seen Toronto’s playoff hopes disappear. Last year on a short season the Maple Leafs made the playoffs but this year the Leafs will need everything in their power to make the post season.
Today’s game should be a dandy. Winnipeg and Toronto have had close battles every time they’ve met and I would expect nothing else today. Could Winnipeg play the spoiler? Yes, I think we have a good chance but Toronto will lay it all on the line tonight because they need to pick up as many points as they can.
My final prediction is Winnipeg wins in overtime 3-2. Game time is 6 central time on CBC. Thanks for reading follow me on twitter @Jetsfanmarc