The NHL regular season has resumed after the break, so we are waiting for a lot of interesting games, among them a modest duel between Winnipeg and Vancouver. The meeting of these teams at the Canada Life Center will take place on January 28 at 04:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.
The Winnipeg squad is well-chosen, especially in defense, and the goalie line does not cause any questions. Winnipeg retained the leaders and was even able to strengthen due to profitable signings and its strong youth. After a small gap in the middle of the season, Winnipeg began to fail again in recent meetings and is now issuing another series of defeats. And the last offender of the team was "Florida".
The Killer Whales started the championship extremely uncertainly, having won only a few victories. The reason for this is confusion within the team and problems with the atmosphere in the team. After the change of coach and managers, as well as the suspension of some players, the "killer whales" emotionally gave out a series of victories, showing meaningful attacking hockey, but in recent meetings they began to fail again. So in the last match, the Killer whales lost at home to Edmonton in overtime.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Winnipeg - Seuss (illness), Gustafsson (upper body injury), Ehlers (leg injury), Toninato (illness).
Vancouver - Sutter (illness), Ferland (concussion), Keeper (lower body injury), Hamonic (injury), Mott (illness), Brisebois (illness), Horvath (illness).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with a 4:3 victory for Vancouver.
- In their last five meetings, Vancouver has won twice.
- Winnipeg has a terrible streak of five defeats in a row.
It is difficult to determine the favorite in this game in advance, because both teams do not have stability. Winnipeg plays defensively, therefore it is an inconvenient opponent for all teams, but recently it has problems attacking. Vancouver looks less confident on the road and often loses. I think, after all, the hosts will win here.