Stanley Cup Playoff Picks April 12 And Murphy’s Lock: Blues And Jets Go Under; BJ’s Head Home Up 2-0

The Blue Jackets stun the hockey world again and goals will be hard to come by between Jets and Blues.


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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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