|7||COLORADO||+155||Ov 6,-115||+160||Ov 6,-105|
|8||WINNIPEG||-175||Un 6,-105||-180||Un 6,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-5-0||-1.2||4-5||-1.2||5-4||3.9||29.6||3.3||35.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.5||1-4||-3.5||3-2||4.0||29.8||4.6||32.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||15||53||11||22||20||0||5||451||11.8%||53||14||26.4%||89|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||35||6||17||12||0||2||266||13.2%||33||9||27.3%||56|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||1||11||8||0||0||149||13.4%||16||5||31.2%||35|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||7||2||2||3||0||2||97||7.2%||12||2||16.7%||11|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||44||11||12||18||3||4||503||8.7%||63||10||15.9%||75|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||30||5||8||15||2||3||322||9.3%||45||8||17.8%||53|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||5||7||10||1||2||160||14.4%||18||5||27.8%||44|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||3||2||3||0||2||83||9.6%||11||2||18.2%||16|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||5||5||168||150||89.3%||0||3-2||+1.1||3-2-0||+1||4-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Road Games)||4||4||144||129||89.6%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||120||89.6%||0||3-1||+2.1||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||10||10||332||310||93.4%||0||4-6||-2.6||4-6-0||-2||3-7|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)||5||5||176||164||93.2%||0||2-3||-1.3||2-3-0||-1||2-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (vs. Division)||3||3||81||75||92.6%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||109||90.1%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-3-0||+0.3||5-3||+0.3||3-4||3.4||34.0||2.9||33.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.7||2-3||-1.7||0-4||2.4||34.8||2.8||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||41||12||8||20||1||3||459||8.9%||42||14||33.3%||68|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||27||9||4||13||1||2||272||9.9%||22||9||40.9%||44|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||3||5||0||1||174||6.9%||17||6||35.3%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||11||2||1||7||1||0||123||8.9%||12||2||16.7%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||38||10||10||17||1||0||470||8.1%||51||11||21.6%||62|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||23||7||6||9||1||0||266||8.6%||22||6||27.3%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||6||5||0||0||162||8.6%||17||5||29.4%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||13||4||3||6||0||0||141||9.2%||22||4||18.2%||21|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (All Games)||3||3||116||111||95.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Home Games)||2||2||88||84||95.5%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Last 4 Games)||3||3||116||111||95.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (All Games)||11||11||354||321||90.7%||1||5-6||-2.9||5-6-0||-2||2-6|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Home Games)||6||6||178||159||89.3%||0||3-3||-1.7||3-3-0||-1||2-3|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (vs. Division)||4||4||141||128||90.8%||1||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||121||90.3%||0||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.14, WINNIPEG 3.24|
|10/13/2018||CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -125||L||6.5 ev||U|
|10/16/2018||at NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -135||L||6 ev||U|
|10/18/2018||at NEW JERSEY||5-3||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|10/20/2018||at CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, +130||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/22/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, +110||W||6 ov||U|
|10/24/2018||TAMPA BAY||0-1||L||0, +100||L||6.5 un||U|
|10/26/2018||OTTAWA||6-3||W||0, -215||W||6 ov||O|
|10/27/2018||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/1/2018||at CALGARY||5-6||L||0, -105||L||6 ev||O|
|11/2/2018||at VANCOUVER||6-7||L||0, -145||L||6 ev||O|
|11/7/2018||NASHVILLE||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/9/2018||at WINNIPEG|| |
|11/11/2018||at EDMONTON|| |
|11/18/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|10/14/2018||CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, -175||W||6 ov||U|
|10/16/2018||EDMONTON||4-5||L||0, -200||L||6 ev||O|
|10/18/2018||VANCOUVER||4-1||W||0, -275||W||6 un||U|
|10/20/2018||ARIZONA||5-3||W||0, -200||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/22/2018||ST LOUIS||5-4||W||0, -155||W||6 un||O|
|10/24/2018||TORONTO||2-4||L||0, -135||L||6.5 ov||U|
|10/26/2018||at DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -165||W||6 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, +120||L||6.5 un||U|
|11/1/2018||vs FLORIDA||4-2||W||0, -135||W||6.5 un||U|
|11/2/2018||FLORIDA||2-4||L||0, -135||L||6 un||P|
|11/11/2018||NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/19/2018||at VANCOUVER|| |
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. |
LOST to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old center is coming off a season in which he had 39 goals and 58 assists. His 97 total points were the most by an Avalanche player since Hall of Famer-turned-general manager Joe Sakic recorded 100 in 2006-07. "His skill level is unbelievable," said Grubauer, who was acquired in a trade with Washington in June. "He can make a difference out there."
OUTLOOK: Not much was expected of the Avalanche this time a year ago. With good reason ' they were coming off a 48-point season. They won't be overlooked again after clinching a playoff spot during their final game of the season, before losing to the Predators in the first round. The line of captain Gabriel Landeskog, MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen was put together on Oct. 28 and combined for 225 points in the final 72 games. "We have to remember how much hard work we put into that and know we aren't going to catch anybody sleeping," Landeskog said. "Everybody knows we're a good team and here to stay."
|WINNIPEG: LAST SEASON: 52-20-10, 114 points. Finished second in Central Division. |
LOST to Vegas Golden Knights in Western Conference final.
COACH: Paul Maurice (Sixth season, 21st NHL season)
ADDED: G Laurent Brossoit
LOST: C Paul Stastny, F Matt Hendricks, F Joel Armia, G Steve Mason
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrik Laine. The Finnish phenom's 44 goals were second in the NHL last season to Alex Ovechkin' 49, and he's only 20 years old. Maurice thinks Laine's game is becoming more mature and well-rounded, and it has to be to carry the Jets back to title-contending status. Laine also could score 40-plus goals again because his shot is just that wicked.
OUTLOOK: Winnipeg has been on the rise in recent seasons and should be even better after its playoff run ended in the West final in five games. With Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien still in their primes, and Laine, Nikolai Ehlers, Joshua Morrissey and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck still improving, the Jets are among the favorites to come out of the West ' if they can get past Nashville again.
|Jets return to North America, host Avalanche|
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The NHL can never be accused of ignoring one of the rarest issues in hockey today -- cross-Atlantic jet lag.
The Winnipeg Jets host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night, their first game since finishing a two-game series against the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Finland, one week ago.
The Panthers, meanwhile, had six days off after splitting the two games before hosting the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
Despite playing below expectations for the first month of the season, the Jets still sit fourth in the ultra-tough Central Division with 17 points, tied with the Avalanche.
They're hoping right winger Patrik Laine has adjusted his internal clock without losing his sniper's touch from Helsinki, where he scored a hat trick in the first game -- a Jets victory -- and added one more in the second, a loss.
The young Finn hasn't done enough, however, to merit a promotion from the third line, where he'll remain for the time being with center Adam Lowry and left winger Brandon Tanev. He remains on the first power-play unit.
Jets coach Paul Maurice said Laine handled the whirlwind trip to his homeland amazingly well, answering every interviewer's question -- often in two languages -- and signing countless autographs and posing for an endless stream of selfies. How he would perform in the pressure-packed environment in front of friends and family was a big question, especially with how he played in the days -- weeks, really -- up to the trip, fumbling the puck in key situations, failing to get the puck out of his own end and misfiring when he did get scoring chances.
"Shooters need confidence -- so his practices look different now than they did prior to (Helsinki)," Maurice told The Winnipeg Free Press. "He's moving more powerfully. He's adapted himself to the two guys he's playing with. I'm not sure I have that long-term, but it's the right direction for his personal game.
"A little harder, more direct. He's shooting the puck a little harder. He's got more confidence carrying it up the ice. So, we like what the boost is. You can do all the things to get a guy some confidence. But it doesn't work nearly as well as a goal."
The Avalanche come to town on the heels of a 4-1 loss at the Pepsi Center to the Central-leading Nashville Predators, which included a pair of disallowed goals by the home team. It was their fourth consecutive defeat following a winless three-game road trip.
"I've got to try to find the review, the replays that they have," coach Jared Bednar told The Denver Post after the game. "The two goals that got called back were just an aspect of our lack of execution."
The Avalanche have lost five of their last six after bursting out of the gate with a 6-1-2 record. Bednar said if his troops are going to turn their fortunes around, they'll need to limit their communication breakdowns, particularly in their own end of the ice.
"I think it's something that mature teams do real well," he said, "and we're just not quite there yet in that regard."
|Last Updated: 1/17/2019 7:55:33 PM EST|