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Murph’s Lock April 12: Game 2: St. Louis Blues @ Winnipeg Jets (9:30 PM ET, CNBC)
In a tooth and nail, grinding, old school playoff game Wednesday in Game 1, the Blues squeezed out a 2-1 victory to take a 1-0 series lead. Rookie sensation Jordan Binnington made me eat some crow and was perfect at the right times after allowing the first goal. He gave his team a chance to stick around and they did more than that, breaking through a much-improved from the last month, Jets team in a rocking Bell MTS Centre!
Game 2 will have the same if not louder atmosphere and the Jets are going to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Binnington so they don’t fall behind 2-0 in the series. The read here though is this kid is simply in a zone and with Connor Hellebucyk back in his zone as well, you can expect a goalie’s duel Friday in the Peg!
Pick: Jets-Blues UNDER 5.5 (-122)
Here’s my other Stanley Cup playoffs opening night picks and series picks for each:
Game 2: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning (7 PM ET, CNBC)
Pick: Blue Jackets (+244)
Game 2: Pittsburgh Penguins @ NY Islanders (7:30 PM ET, NBCSN)
Pick: Islanders (+111),
Game 2: Vegas Golden Knights @ San Jose Sharks (10:30 PM ET, NBCSN)
Pick: Sharks (-133)
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