Hockey bettors who backed the Jets on the moneyline Thursday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Winnipeg easily handled Florida 7-0 at MTS Centre.
Bettors who backed the Jets were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Winnipeg got goals from Evander Kane (2), Nik Antropov, Jim Slater, Kyle Wellwood, Blake Wheeler, and Bryan Little in the victory. Kane opened the scoring at 4:01 of the first period.
Ondrej Pavelec turned in a 33-save effort for the Jets.
Jose Theodore stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Winnipeg went 1-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Winnipeg lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 33-32.
Next game, Winnipeg takes its act home to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Nashville.