In-Game Notes: Jan. 8 vs. Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, January 8 — Bell MTS Place

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First Period: Game Summary | Event Summary
Second Period: Game Summary | Event Summary

Scoring Summary
Colorado Avalanche 1 2 1   4
Winnipeg Jets 2 2 3   7
Shots By Period
Colorado Avalanche 14 15 12   41
Winnipeg Jets 7 7 7   21
Special Teams
Colorado Avalanche 1/5 7 1/4 2 8
Winnipeg Jets 3/4 4 4/5 1 10

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 3:05 WPG Mathieu Perreault (9) Brandon Tanev (8) Dmitry Kulikov (2) EV 1-0
Brandon Tanev carried the puck over the Avalanche blueline and slid a pass across to a streaking Mathieu Perreault behind the Avalanche defence.  Perreault took the puck from his forehand to his backhand before sliding it between the legs of Philipp Grubauer and in. 
1 13:57 WPG Kyle Connor (15) Blake Wheeler (46) Jacob Trouba (16) PP 2-0
While on the power play, Blake Wheeler sent a pass from the right circle to Kyle Connor at the top of the crease.  Connor redirected the puck off the post, but the rebound landed in the crease where Connor knocked it in. 
1 16:04 COL Gabriel Landeskog (26) Tyson Barrie (26) Nathan MacKinnon (39) PP 2-1
While on the power play, Tyson Barrie snapped a shot from the blueline that was redirected by Gabriel Landeskog at the top of the crease and in. 
2 3:22 WPG Blake Wheeler (7) Mark Scheifele (29) Jacob Trouba (17) SH 3-1
While shorthanded, Blake Wheeler carried the puck down the right side into the Colorado zone.  Wheeler dropped the puck to Mark Scheifele at the top of the right circle. Scheifele sent a pass back to Wheeler in the slot where Wheeler one-timed a shot blocker-side on Philipp Grubauer and in. 
2 6:32 WPG Bryan Little (8) Tyler Myers (8) Josh Morrissey (20) PP 4-1
While on the power play, Josh Morrissey passed across to Tyler Myers at the left point.  Myers sent a slap-pass across to Bryan Little at the right face-off dot where Little snapped a shot over the glove of Grubauer and in.
2 16:10 COL Carl Soderberg (12) Matt Calvert (7) Erik Johnson (11) EV 4-2
Matt Calvert cleared the puck out of his zone to the neutral zone where Carl Soderberg chipped the puck over the stick of Dmitry Kulikov at the Jets blueline, moved in on Connor Hellebuyck, and lifted a shot over his blocker and in.
2 17:43 COL Ryan Graves (2) Mikko Rantanen (47) Carl Soderberg (13) EV 4-3
Carl Soderberg let a shot go from the left point that was stopped by Connor Hellebuyck.  The rebound was gathered by Mikko Rantanen, whose backhand went wide, but Ryan Graves picked it up behind the Jets net and scored on a wraparound. 
3 3:59 WPG Andrew Copp (3) Brendan Lemieux (2) Tyler Myers (9) EV 5-3
Tyler Myers fired a slapshot from the blueline that was blocked, but the rebound came back to him. Myers swatted the puck with his backhand to towards the Avalanche net where Andrew Copp collected it at the right of the crease and slid a backhand off the pad of Philipp Grubauer and in.
3 11:12 WPG Mark Scheifele (23) Blake Wheeler (47)   EV 6-3
Blake Wheeler found Mark Scheifele behind the Avalanche defence at the Colorado blueline.  Scheifele broke in alone and was stopped by Grubauer, but the puck bounced in the air and Scheifele knocked it in. 
3 16:24 COL Nathan MacKinnon (26) Tyson Barrie (27) Mikko Rantanen (48) EV 6-4
With the Avalanche net empty, Nathan MacKinnon snapped a shot from the left point that redirected off a body at the top of the crease and beat Connor Hellebuyck. 
3 18:54 WPG Jacob Trouba (4) Blake Wheeler (48) Mark Scheifele (30) PP/EN 7-4
With the Avalanche net empty, Blake Wheeler fed Jacob Trouba at the right point and Trouba fired a slap shot into the empty net. 
Jets Notes
  • Improved to 27-13-2 overall and 15-6-2 at Bell MTS Place and have won two consecutive at home. 
  • Scored in the first period for the first time in seven games (3 – Dec. 20 at SJS).
  • Were out shot 41-21 tonight and improve to 15-7-2 when being out shot this season.
  • Improved to 14-3-2 this season when leading after the second period.
  • Went 3-for-4 on the power play tonight and are 13-for-26 (50%) in their last eight home games.
  • The Jets finished with 21 shots.  It’s the fewest shots the Jets have this season when scoring four goals.  Previously it was 24.
Player Notes

Kyle Connor

  • Has scored in back-to-back games after going 10 games without a goal.
  • Tied for the team lead in shots with four.

Bryan Little

  • Scored a power play goal for the second consecutive game tonight.  It’s the first time this season Little has scored in back-to-back games. 
  • Won 8-of-11 (73%) faceoffs tonight.

Adam Lowry

  • Finished with a season-high seven hits tonight.

Mathieu Perreault

  • Scored for the first time since his career-high five-game scoring streak from Dec. 11-18.

Mark Scheifele

  • Registered three points tonight (1G, 2A).   It’s Scheifele’s eighth three-point game of the season and ninth time he’s had three-or-more points in a game. 

Tyler Myers

  • Registered two assists tonight and now has three points (1G, 2A) in his last two games.

Blake Wheeler

  • Registered four points (1G, 3A) tonight.   It’s Wheeler’s 14th multi-point game of the season and second four-point game.  
  • Wheeler’s goal was scored shorthanded.  It’s his 2nd shorthanded goal of the season. 

Josh Morrissey

  • Led the Jets in TOI with 25:05. 

Jacob Trouba

  • Finished the night with three points (1G, 2A).  It’s the second three-point game of the season for Trouba.  
  • Trouba has five points (1G, 4A) in his last two games. 

Brandon Tanev

  • Registered his eighth assist of the season tonight and now has assists in each of his last two games. 

Dmitry Kulikov

  • Registered his second assist of the season tonight, and first since the second game of the season. (Oct. 16/18).