The Winnipeg Jets closed out their short, three game home stand with a divisional matchup with the Colorado Avalanche.
1. Period number one was very one-sided. The Jets had the Avs on their heels for the entirety of the period. To be honest, it looked like the Jets were going head to head with a pee-wee team for long stretches. The Avs were hemmed in their own zone and couldn't make a pass to save their lives. Icings were frequent.
2. Even though they were stuck in the D zone for most of the period, the Avs did create a five bell offensive chance. Michael Hutchinson was up to the challenge, absolutely robbing Cody McLeod.
3. Shortly thereafter, the Jets were able to get on the board offensively. Tobias Enstrom recorded his first of the season on a shot that deflected off Matt Duchene.
4. Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd drew assists on the Enstrom goal. They were hard matched early versus the line Avs' dangerous line of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan McKinnon. They destroyed them in the first.
5. It was more of the same in the second. All Jets. The Avalanche had no answer for the Jets pressure...
6. ...at 5 on 5 anyways. The Avs benefited from a soft penalty call against Dustin Byfuglien and they were able to even the score at one. Carl Soderberg was credited with the goal after it deflected in off Tyler Myers' skate.
7. Missed shots (lots of missed shots) along with some incredible saves by Semyon Varlamov were the only reason why this game was close.
8. The third period didn't follow the form if the first two. The Avs pushed back and took a lead near the middle of the frame. This one banked off a pile of bodies in front of the Jets' net. McLeod was credited.
9. That goal hit like a kick to the gut after the flow of the first two periods.
10. The Avs weren't done there. Matt Duchene found himself on a breakaway as the Jets pressed late. He finished as he often does.
11. They were also able to add an empty netter.
12. The Avs are still horrible.
13. Nikolaj Ehlers was mighty quiet in this one.