Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche: Jets Face Stanley Cup Champs

Winnipeg Jets, Morgan Barron (36); Colorado Avalanche, Josh Manson (42). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets, Morgan Barron (36); Colorado Avalanche, Josh Manson (42). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /

The Winnipeg Jets’ first road trip of the 2022-2023 regular season continues tonight as the Jets face off against the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions, the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Arena. The opening puck drop is set for 7:00 pm central time.

The Jets began their road trip by dropping their first game of the new season to the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Monday night. The game was tied 1-1 going into the final five minutes of the second period and then the Stars scored twice before the second frame ended to pull away from the Jets and seal both points from this contest.

The Avalanche were also in action on Monday as they won their road game 6-3 against the Minnesota Wild. Valeri Nichushkin had a team leading three points in the victory. Colorado has started this season with two wins out of their first three games.

The Winnipeg Jets look to bounce back with a win against the Colorado Avalanche before they head to Vegas for Thursday’s game

It will be a tough two nights for the Jets as they head from this matchup in the altitude to a different time zone tomorrow night.

This may give the Jets the opportunity to give Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, Dylan Samberg, or Kyle Capobianco their first games of the season. Many are expecting Samberg to make his season debut tonight, after Logan Stanley’s performance on Monday.

Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start his third straight game for the Jets. He currently has 70 saves through his first two games of the season.

Lastly, there is still no update on if Rick Bowness will be available to coach tonight’s game after testing positive for covid-19 last Friday.

*After this article was published it was reported that Rick Bowness will not return to the Jets bench for tonight’s and tomorrow’s games.*

Where to Catch the Game


Radio: 680 CJOB (Jets), 92.5FM (Avalanche), 950 AM (Avalanche)

Livestream: ESPN+,

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Last year the Jets struggled in Colorado. They lost both of their contests at the Ball Arena versus the Avalanche, losing 7-1 and 6-3.

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