The fact that despite winning six consecutive games, Minnesota is still trailing Vancouver by two points says a lot about how competitive the Northwest division is this year. On the other hand, Phoenix has hit rock bottom after extending its losing streak to six matches and is hard pressed to come up with points at the XCel Energy Center.
Match: Minnesota vs Phoenix
Odds: Unibet 1.95
The Coyotes have lost the second game of the short series and are now tied with the wild, but their record at XCel Energy Center is encouraging. Phoenix has won five of the last six games here and lost only once in overtime, after ending a string of seven consecutive defeats. One reason for why they are mired in such a lengthy losing streak is that their offensive has faltered recently and the Coyotes scored an average of one goal per match in the last 10 games.
On the other hand, Minnesota is red hot and the team has the forwards to thank for consolidating their position in the Northwest division. What is more encouraging is the fact that the Wild won four consecutive games on the road, and they return home where they hold one of the best records in the league. The only reason for concern is the recent subpar performance during power-play situations, as the team failed to convert both opportunities against Dallas.
Punters could not possibly wish for a better scenario ahead of a National Hockey League game, than to have two teams at the opposite and the form. Minnesota won six in a row, while Phoenix lost just as many games and still Unibet credits the hosts with odds of 1.95 to win the seventh consecutive game.