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The Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The Winnipeg Jets look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 29 goals, Blake Wheeler has 28 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 119 goals on 1,382 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 21 goals on 249 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 26 goals, Nazem Kadri has 42 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 84 goals on 1,034 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 24 goals on 200 shots.
The Jets are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Avalanche are 42-9 in their last 51 home games and 69-25 in their last 94 overall. The under is 6-2 in Jets last 8 road games. The under is 6-2-1 in Avalanche last 9 overall. The Jets are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Colorado and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are riding the struggle bus at the moment, and now they play a team they’ve had no success against over the years. The Colorado Avalanche have been a buzz saw this season at home and in the favorite role. We’ve seen a lot steeper prices in lesser spots. The Avs could easily be -350 in this game. Give me the Avalanche and the PL to get us in an ever better position.