[9:08 PM] Jets @ Avalanche

Who will WIN this matchup?

Winnipeg Jets (2-4-0)

@ Colorado Avalanche (3-2-0)


Starting Goalies:

Michael Hutchinson (WPG): Confirmed

Semyon Varlamov (COL): Confirmed


Current odds:

Winnipeg Jets: (TBD)

Colorado Avalanche: (TBD)


While the Winnipeg Jets will have had no time to rest, the host Colorado Avalanche have had plenty of time to prepare for their Central Division showdown Friday. Winnipeg will be playing its fourth game in six days and second in as many nights after posting a 4-1 victory over visiting Dallas on Thursday in the back end of a home-and-home series.

Rookie Patrik Laine scored twice on the power play to grab a share of the league lead in goals with six and Kyle Connor netted his first career tally as the Jets doubled their goal total from back-to-back losses to Edmonton and the Stars.

Colorado has been idle since concluding a 2-2-0 road trip with a 5-2 loss at Florida on Saturday. Matt Duchene notched a goal and an assist in the setback and shares the team lead of five points with Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Patrick Wiercioch. The Avalanche’s stretch of inactivity quickly will become a memory as the team begins a run of 16 games in 34 days Friday.

Winnipeg was 2-for-7 on the power play Thursday after going 3-for-24 over its first six games.

Winnipeg took the lead 15 seconds into Thursday’s contest and never relinquished it after playing while ahead for a total of 17 minutes, 2 seconds during its first six games of the season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Colorado Avalanche

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick