With the Avalanche riding a five-game winning streak they welcomed the Winnipeg Jets into Pepsi Center last night. Boasting the league’s second best home record, the Avs looked to keep their eight-game home win streak in tact. The Jets, however, had other ideas.
Ondrej Pavelec played one of his best games in net stopping 32 of Colorado’s shots. Behind a strong defense, Pavelec seemed to gain more confidence as the game wore on. Evander Kane scored two goals for the Jets as the transition game for Winnipeg seemed to be flying high.
After beating the Wild in Minnesota the previous night, the Avalanche looked tired. The long road trip and back-to-back games seemed to be the reason Colorado looked like they were a step behind Winnipeg. With constant pressure and many Jets getting behind the Avs defense, Giguere seemed to be hung out to dry Tuesday night as the Avalnche lost a rare home game 4-1.
The Jets definitely capitalized on a tired Colorado team. Now the Avs look to rebound against the Coyotes on Thursday in Denver. In their previous meeting Phoenix took Colorado out behind the woodshed scoring four goals on the Avalanche. With a day’s rest and no travel, the Avalanche look to regain their home-ice dominance Thursday night at Pepsi Center.
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