In the championship of the National Hockey League on Minnesota Wild will host Chicago at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Let’s find out how opponents played their previous matches and make a prediction for the Minnesota – Chicago match.
The team from St. Paul alternate victories with defeats. Yes, the club’s results have improved slightly compared to the start of the championship. But still, this is not enough to reach the playoffs. In recent games, Minnesota lost to Boston (4: 5 OT) and lost to Rangers (2: 3 OT) and then finally managed to pull a victory in New Jersey (3: 2). The men of Boudreau played worse than Bruins and Rangers and naturally failed. Earlier, Minnesota beat Colorado 3-2 at home in regular time. Effective shots were in the assets of representatives of the first and third lines of the offence. Minnesota hockey players successfully played in a guest meeting with Buffalo, winning 4-1. The best was the second link, which had 3 goals. Parise managed to score twice. The hosts occupy 14th place in the Western Conference, with 25 points in the asset.
Senators were looking way better in the current segment than earlier in the season. In the previous 6 matches, Ottawa hockey players won 3 times. In a recent meeting, the club confidently beat the Rangers 4: 1. Players of the second and third links scored two goals each. Successful was the guest match between Ottawa and Montreal. Tkachuk scored the decisive goal in overtime. Before this, Ottawa away beat Detroit 4: 3. Again, the second link managed to get the main scoring load in the form of 3 goals. Ottawa won three times in the previous four fights on the road, which previously was not the case. If the Senators hold the upcoming match at the same level, then they will have good chances of success. At this moment the team from Ottawa occupies 14th place in the standings of the East with 24 points in the asset.
Minnesota Wild vs Ottawa Senators prediction
Even though Ottawa is on the rise, Minnesota won in the previous five personal meetings between these teams, so it has a psychological advantage. The teams are almost equal in the standings. Given these factors, it’s worth betting on the hosts winning this game in the regulation.
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