Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche
|Date & Time||Thursday April 4, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
Colorado Avalanche -108 / Winnipeg Jets -102
The Winnipeg Jets and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Pepsi Center on Thursday night.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound after a 5-1 thumping at the hands of the Minnesota Wild in their last outing. Minnesota jumped on Winnipeg early, scoring three goals in a span of 9:04 to take a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The Wile pushed the lead to 4-0 before Jacob Trouba finally got Winnipeg on the board late in the 3rd period. That was as close as Winnipeg would get, as Minnesota added a 5th for good measure late in the 3rd. Eric Comrie took the loss in his NHL regular season debut, allowing all 5 goals on 28 shots faced in the losing effort.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to build some momentum after a 6-2 beatdown of Edmonton in their last outing. Edmonton jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the 1st period, but the comeback was on for Colorado as Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot and Colin Wilson each scored in a span of 7:08 to give Colorado a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes of play. Kerfoot chipped in a 2nd early in the 3rd and Sven Andrighetto got in on the scoring late in the final frame to seal the deal and pick up a key two points in the playoff race. Semyon Varlamov got the win to improve to 20-18-9 after stopping 27 of 29 shots faced in the winning effort.
Winnipeg is 0-5 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Colorado and the home team is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.
Winnipeg could definitely use a win here to keep the lead in the division race, but the problem is that the Jets haven’t been the most consistent team to back down the stretch. Colorado can lock up the final playoff spot in the West with just a point here, but the Avalanche have been the hotter team lately and have had all of the recent success at home against Winnipeg. I’ll take a shot with Colorado and the low line here as I think this game means more to Colorado.