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NHL Odds: Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers on Thursday

by: Philly Godfather - posted on: 06-Dec-2017

On Thursday, the second-best team in the league, the Winnipeg Jets, will try to pick up a couple of easy points against the struggling Florida Panthers.

Not many teams in the NHL are hotter than the Jets right now. They've won nine of their last 13 games, and are No. 4 in the league with 38 points. The Jets have two players that rank in the top five in the league in points, and Winnipeg sits fifth in goals scored per game (3.36). They'll look to continue that output against the defensively-challenged Florida Panthers this Thursday.

Florida has let in the third-most goals in the league so far this season, with 91. Needless to say, they're a defensive nightmare, and their record reflects that. They're 10-13-4 through 27 games and are a -14 in goal differential. Somehow their goaltender, Roberto Luongo, has maintained decent stats (2.62 goals against average, .928 save percentage), but after suffering an apparent injury on Monday against the Islanders, Florida may have to turn to their second-string netminder, James Reimer.