Avalanche stalls Jets

DENVER, Col – The Jets came into Denver on a back-to-back win streak after pulling off a huge win the previous night over Dallas and looking to make a statement against the top-ranked Avalanche but fell just short losing 3-2.

Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his 7th win of the season .

Winnipeg Jets back-up goalie Al Montoya who was making only his 2nd start of the season was sharp and gave his team a chance making 33 saves in the loss.

The Avalanche came flying out of the gates as they had numerous good chances in the opening minutes, Matt Duchene rang one off the iron early and was a force all night.

The Avs got goals from Duchene his 9th, Jan Hejda his 2nd and Paul Stastny got the winner. his 2nd of the year.WPG Jets logo

Winnipeg got goals from Bryan Little his 6th and Blake Wheeler his 4th of the year.

The Jets played a strong game as they held a 2-1 lead going into the third period but had a couple of bad bounces that turned into goals and that ended up hurting them.

Also going 0-5 on the power play didn’t help the cause , the man advantage is still a sore spot on this team and they need to get things figured out if they want to be a playoff team.

The Aalanche looked calm and poured it on in the third period as the Jets sat back and looked tentative playing with a lead.

At most points of the game, this was a wide open affair as both teams have a lot of speed.

Dustin Byfuglien led all Winnipeg skaters with almost 26 minutes of ice time but finished the game -2 and only had one shot on goal.

The Jets will head to St. Louis to finish off this road swing with a game on Tuesday night.

Just prior to Sunday’s game the Jets announced Paul Postma will be out indefinitely with a blood clot in his leg.

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