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New Year’s Eve for the Jets in Denver

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 CT

TV: TSN 3

Radio: TSN 1290

Introduction:

The Winnipeg Jets end 2019 in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche. The Jets need to turn things around as they are on a three game losing streak, which has placed them firmly in a logjam for the wildcard playoff spot with six other teams. The Jets have only won two of their last eight games.

There is some good news for the Jets as it looks like Mathieu Perreault may be back in the line up tonight. Unfortunately, Andrew Copp is still not close to a return, which does not help the Jets penalty killing issues, currently ranked 30th in the NHL.

Local media had an interview with GM Kevin Cheveldayoff yesterday covering many topics including the Dustin Byfuglien situation. The short version on whether he’ll return to the Jets this season is as we have all expected – unlikely.

Colorado will be hungry for a win tonight as they have lost two in a row and are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are one of the best lines in the NHL, and their defense features star in waiting, Cale Makar. The Pepsi Center has been a tough arena for the Jets to win in over the years, so the Jets are going to have to have with playoff level intensity if they hope to end 2019 on a positive note.

Congratulations to Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck for being named to Central Division team for the 2020 All Star Game in St. Louis. There’s still a chance for Patrik Laine to be voted in as well.

Go Jets!!!!!!!!!

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WINNIPEG JETS

Forwards

Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Patrik Laine

Nikolaj Ehlers - Blake Wheeler - Jack Roslovic

Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Mason Appleton

Jansen Harkins - Nick Shore - Logan Shaw

Defence

Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman

Luca Sbisa - Neal Pionk

Anthony Bitetto - Nathan Beaulieu

Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Injuries

F Andrew Copp, F Bryan Little, D Dmitry Kulikov, F Mark Letestu, D Dustin Byfuglien (suspended)

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Forwards

Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen

Andre Burakovsky - Nazem Kadri - Joonas Donskoi

Valeri Nichushkin - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Matt Calvert

Tyson Jost - J.T. Compher - Matt Nieto

Defence

Samuel Girard - Cale Makar

Ryan Graves - Erik Johnson

Nikita Zadorov - Ian Cole

Goalies

Philipp Grubauer

Pavel Francouz

Injuries

F Colin Wilson