Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets is an NHL postseason first

Winnipeg Jets v Colorado Avalanche
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When it comes to NHL firsts, it's pretty interesting that there are still some, given how long the league has been around. Well, doing some research, I found this one interesting: The Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets (old and new) have never actually met in the postseason.

The Colorado Avalanche have a 28-24-1-6 record all-time against the Jets. Unfortunately, three of those losses have already come against Winnipeg this season alone. Yes, the Jets swept the Avalanche in their matchups against one another this year. That could be concerning as they enter the 2023-24 NHL postseason against each other.

Colorado has an all-time points percentage of .534 against Winnipeg, and in their three regular season matchups, lost 4-2, 6-2, and 7-0 to the Jets. This season, I have often said to myself how much I dislike the goaltending of the Avalanche. Allowing seven goals in one game is embarrassing and it is even worse when it is against a division opponent/rival.

While on social media recently, I have seen plenty of talk about how the Colorado Avalanche have finished the regular season with a poor record while also doing so during their Stanley Cup-winning season. I tend to agree with the idea that this team isn't as good as that Stanley Cup team and I unforuntately have a hard time seeing the team get too far in the postseason this year.

I feel like they have too many defensive problems and the goaltender situation that we have isn't fit to handle those problems. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. Easy goals, easy goals, easy goals. Those two things have really stood out to me this season and unless there is some magical turnaround all of a sudden, these issues are likely going to haunt us. Of course, it is possible that we can overcome such issues, but the likelihood of that happening is next to none.

Prove me wrong, Avalanche. Prove me wrong.