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NHL Preview: Colorado Avalanche (31-19-5) at Winnipeg Jets (35-22-1)



Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Radio
Fri, Feb. 24 at Winnipeg 6 p.m. Altitude 92.5 FM
Sat, Feb. 25 CALGARY 8 p.m. Altitude, CBC 950 AM
Mon, Feb. 27 VEGAS 7 p.m. Altitude 92.5 FM

6:08 p.m. MT / 7:08 p.m. CT
Altitude / 92.5 FM
The Colorado Avalanche heads to Winnipeg to face the Jets tonight at Canada Life Centre … This evening’s contest is the first half of a back-to-back for the Avs, who will return home to host Calgary tomorrow night … Tomorrow’s contest will end a run three consecutive sets of back-to-back games for the Avalanche … All three back-to-backs will require travel in between (either home/road or road/home) and all three opponents on the second half of the back-to-back will be waiting for the Avs … Colorado has won three straight games, is 4-0-1 in its last five and 11-2-2 in itslast 15 contests… The Avalanche have won three consecutive road games and are 6-1-1 in the last eight away from home … Colorado has played only 55 games, fewest in the NHL (tonight is 56 which will tie for the fewest).

Altitude TV: Marc Moser (play-by-play), Mark Rycroft (analyst), Katie Gaus (reporter)
Altitude Radio: Conor McGahey

Feb. 19 – Colorado 6, Edmonton 5 in overtime
Mikko Rantanen scored with 22 seconds left in overtime to cap the Avalanche’s largest comeback win of the season, 6-5, over the Oilers at Ball Arena … J.T. Compher had a goal and three assists for the Avs, who trailed 0-3, 2-4 and 3-5 … Logan O’Connor pulled the Avalanche within a goal with 10:30 left in the third period and Artturi Lehkonen notched the tying marker with 4:12 left in regulation … Valeri Nichushkin also scored and Nathan MacKinnon added a goal and two helpers.
SF: 42 SA: 40 PP: 0-4 PK: 1-1

The three-goal rally was Colorado’s largest comeback win of the season

The Avs are two-thirds the way through their run of three consecutive sets of back-to-back games (3-0-1 so far)

The Avalanche have won three straight, are 4-0-1 in their last five and 11-2-2 in their last 15 games Colorado improved to 5-0 in day games this year and is a league-best 18-3-1 (.841) in day games since 2019-20

The Avalanche are 5-2-0 in the second game of back-to-back this season

Rantanen’s overtime winner was his third OT goal of the year, tying the single season Avalanche/Nordiques franchise record…He equaled the mark shared by Cale Makar in 2021-22, Nathan MacKinnon in 2017-18, Tyson Barrie in 2013-14 and David Jones in 2010-11

Rantanen’s three overtime winners are tied with Carolina’s Martin Necas for the league lead this season The goal was Rantanen’s 29th career game-winning tally, passing Alex Tanguay (28) and tying Matt Duchene (29) for ninth place in franchise history

Mikko’s 36 goals this season have matched his career high set a year ago

Compher tied a career high with four points (1g/3a), a mark he set earlier this season on Dec. 1 at Buffalo MacKinnon recorded his fifth straight multi-point game (5g/7a) … He extended his home point streak to nine contests (6g/11a) and now leads Colorado in scoring with 67 points

Lehkonen’s goal was his 38th point of the season, matching his career high set last year with Montreal and Colorado Alexandar Georgiev is 7-1-1 in his last nine appearances

Samuel Girard picked up his second straight multi-assist game and has 11 points (1g/10a) in his last 10 contests

Pavel Francouz – lower body (Feb. 14 – present)
Darren Helm – lower body (Jan. 14 – present)
Erik Johnson – lower body (Feb. 14 – present)
Gabriel Landeskog – lower body (Oct. 12 – present)
Cale Makar – head (Feb. 19 – present)
Total: 311 (3rd in NHL)

Feb. 23 – Brad Hunt, Jonas Johansson recalled from the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Feb. 21 – Justus Annunen reassigned to the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Feb. 19 – Ben Meyers reassigned to the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Feb. 17 – Justus Annunen, Ben Meyers recalled from the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Feb. 15 – Josh Manson activated from Injured Reserve … Brad Hunt, Jonas Johansson reassigned to Colorado (AHL)

Tonight marks the third of four meetings between the Avalanche and Jets this season and the second and final matchup in Manitoba … The Avs are 0-1-1 so far against the Jets this season but are 7-3-1 in their last 11 against Winnipeg.

Oct. 19 vs. Winnipeg (O, 3-4)
Nov. 29 @ Winnipeg (L, 0-5)
Feb. 24 @ Winnipeg
Apr. 13 vs. Winnipeg

Overall: 0-1-1 Overall: 3-1-0 Overall: 26-21-7 Series: None
Home: 0-0-1 Home: 2-0-0 Home: 16-7-4
Road: 0-1-0 Road: 1-1-0 Road: 10-14-3


Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game homestand on Friday night when they host the Colorado Avalanche for the second time this season. The Jets lost 2-1 to the New York Islanders on Wednesday night to end a four-game road trip with a 1-3-0 record. The Jets continue the homestand on Sunday afternoon against the Islanders before entertaining the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Tale of the Tape
58 GP 55
35 W 31
22 L 19
1 OT 5
71 PTS 67
181 GF 181
150 GA 150
21.9% PP 23.5%
84.3% PK 77.5%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Feb. 24 COL TSN CJOB/Power 97
Feb. 26 NYI TSN CJOB/Power 97
Feb. 28 LAK TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 3 At EDM TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 4 EDM SN CJOB/Power 97

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Feb. 14 SEA 3-2 SOW 3W
Feb. 16 At CBJ 3-1 L 1L
Feb. 19 At NJD 4-2 L 2L
Feb. 20 At NYR 4-1 W 1W
Feb. 22 At NYI 2-1 L 1L

Broadcast Information
Play-By-Play: Dan Robertson
Analyst: Kevin Sawyer
Rinkside: John Lu
Radio: 680 CJOB/Power 97
Play-By-Play: Paul Edmonds
Analyst: Jamie Thomas
Host: Kelly Moore

Upcoming Schedule
Friday, February 24
Morning Skate 10:30 a.m.
Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25
Practice – hockey for all centre 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26
Jets vs. New York Islanders 2:30 p.m.
All Times Local

Last Game
New York Islanders 2
Winnipeg Jets 1
Jets Scorer: Ehlers (5)
Islanders Scorers: Aho (5), Holmstrom (4)
Jets Goaltenders: Connor Hellebuyck (20 sv, 2 ga)
Islanders Goaltender: Ilya Sorokin (25 sv, 1 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK: 4-for-4
Recap: Nikolaj Ehlers tied the game in the second period, but the Jets lost 2-1 to the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Fifteen of Winnipeg’s 18 skaters had a shot on goal. Pierre-Luc Dubois won 15-of-18 faceoffs, while Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves.

Wins Leaders
The Jets earned their 35th win on Monday, which leads the Western Conference… Winnipeg is on pace for 49 wins for just the second time in franchise history… The Jets won a franchise record 52 games in 2017-18.

Central Rivals
The Jets are 14-4-0 against their Central Division counterparts this season, which is tops in the Central Division… Winnipeg has won nine of their past nine 11 against Central Division teams… Winnipeg went 14-6-6 against their Central Division rivals last season and have a winning record in each of the past five seasons in which the Jets have been in the Central Division… Josh Morrissey (6G, 18A) leads the Jets in scoring against their divisional foes this season with 24 points in 18 games, while Blake Wheeler (9G, 12A) has 21 points in 17 games… Seven members of the Jets have at least 10 points against the Central Division this season, while Mason Appleton has six points (1G, 5A) in six games… Both Connor Hellebuyck (11-4-0) and David Rittich (2-0-0) boast .932 save percentages against the Central Division this season.

Home Comforts
The Jets are 20-8-0 at Canada Life Centre this season, becoming the fourth team in the NHL to win 20 games at home this season… Winnipeg has a winning streak of at least three games at home for the third time this season… Kyle Connor (14G, 23A) leads the team with 37 points in 28 home games… Mark Scheifele’s 18 goals at home leads the team and has him six goals behind his career high 24 goals he had at home during the 2018-19 season… Connor Hellebuyck has been stellar on home ice this season, going 16-7-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and three shutouts… Winnipeg is 249-157-36 all-time at Canada Life Centre and have posted a .500 record or better at home in six consecutive seasons… The franchise is four goals away from reaching 1,400 goals scored at Canada Life Centre since relocation in 2011.

Jets vs. COL Records
Overall Record
54 27 15 12
Home Record
27 16 7 4
Away Record
27 11 8 8

Jets vs. COL Notes
Season Series
The Jets and Avalanche face each other four times this season – twice in the first half and twice in the second half… The second half meetings are Friday and Apr. 13 in Colorado, which is the Jets last game of the regular season… Winnipeg won the first meeting, 4-3 in overtime, in Colorado on Oct. 19, and shut out the Avalanche 5-0 at Canada Life Centre on Nov. 29.

Recent History
The Jets have won three consecutive games against the Avalanche dating back to last season… The Jets are 13-6-5 in their last 23 games against Colorado.

In Winnipeg
Winnipeg is 9-2-1 in their past 12 games against the Avalanche at Canada Life Centre… Ten of the 12 games have been decided by three goals or more.

Player Notes
Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against Colorado with 57 points (23G, 34A) in 40 games, including a hat trick and four-point game in
the Nov. 29 meeting… Mark Scheifele (36 pts in 31 GP) is also averaging more than a point per game against the Avalanche… Josh Morrissey has one assist in each of his past five games against Colorado.

Jets vs. COL Past 10 Games
02/20/2019 @Col L 1 7 27 4 1 33 46 6 1 21
04/04/2019 @Col OTL 2 3 36 3 0 8 38 4 0 6
11/12/2019 Col L 0 4 40 2 0 6 25 3 1 4
12/31/2019 @Col W 7 4 26 1 1 10 43 4 2 4
01/06/2022 @Col L 1 7 35 5 1 14 42 4 3 16
02/25/2022 @Col L 3 6 29 2 0 20 42 4 0 6
04/08/2022 Col OTL 4 5 43 3 1 6 37 3 1 6
04/24/2022 Col W 4 1 44 2 0 4 31 2 0 4
10/19/2022 @Col W 4 3 28 2 1 6 33 1 1 8
11/29/2022 Col W 5 0 23 2 1 8 40 3 0 6

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