Colorado Avalanche have strong goaltending as they take Game 2 over Jets

Colorado Avalanche v Winnipeg Jets - Game Two
Colorado Avalanche v Winnipeg Jets - Game Two / David Lipnowski/GettyImages

It remains to be seen whether or not he can keep it up, but Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev came in very clutch in the team’s 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Georgiev allowed two goals but I did not feel like they were his fault necessarily.

Colorado’s offense was awesome, as they put 32 shots on goal and scored four goals in the second period, creating panic in the hearts of Jets fans in Canada Life Centre.

This is the exact type of game that Georgiev needed to have to rebuild his confidence. If you’ve been following my articles on Georgiev, you would know that I am not a huge fan of his. There are still flaws in his game, such as the lack of catching the puck in his glove. Those types of situations often end poorly, as a rebound can happen for the opposing team, leading to goals.

Georgiev allowed that to happen several times on Tuesday night but thankfully did not end up surrendering a whole lot.

This game was very fast-paced by both teams. The fact that the Colorado Avalanche came to play put some worries to rest, at least for now. I still think that there are concerns regarding the Avalanche and that this game was just one of those games that they played very well in.

I would love to see them come out on Friday at Ball Arena and continue their winning ways.

Playoff hockey is a whole different animal than regular-season hockey. The Colorado Avalanche went winless against the Jets during the regular season and lost Game 1, but now have a chance to find a groove and get a second game in a row on them. This is where it matters most, Avs fans. Hopefully, they can build off of this victory going forward.