How to watch the Colorado Avalanche in the First Round of the NHL Playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche may have slipped up during the final days of the regular season, but they were ultra-dominant throughout most of 2023-24.
Edmonton Oilers v Colorado Avalanche
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The Colorado Avalanche are only two seasons removed from their incredible run to the Stanley Cup. While last season didn’t go as planned, one that involved a First Round exit from the NHL Playoffs, they will look to reclaim the Cup after watching the Vegas Golden Knights take it in 2023. 

If you’re a fan of the Avalanche, or if you are someone hoping to follow the Avs on their quest to win a second Stanley Cup in three seasons, keep reading to learn all about their First Round opponent and how you can watch the entire series. 

Who will the Colorado Avalanche face in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs?

Colorado will play one of their more heated rivals lately, the Winnipeg Jets. Here, you have the league’s second-highest-scoring team going up against arguably the NHL’s best defensive team, which will make this a classic Great Offense vs. Great Defense matchup. 

Unfortunately for the Avs, they won’t have an easy time in this one, as Winnipeg is 3-0-0 against them this season. Even worse, the Avalanche put up just four goals in their three-game series vs. Winnipeg and allowed 17. But the good news is, anything can happen when a chance to ultimately represent their conference for the Stanley Cup is on the line. 

At what dates and times will the Avalanche play in Round 1?

The Avalanche and Jets will play their first game on Sunday, April 21st, at 7 PM EST, and the series will start in Winnipeg. As for Games 2 through 7, check out the following list, and remember the listed times are EST:

  • Game 2: Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:30 PM
  • Game 3: Friday, April 26th at 10 PM
  • Game 4: Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 PM
  • Game 5: Tuesday, April 30th TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Thursday, May 2nd TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Saturday, May 4th TBD (if necessary)

How to watch the Avalanche in Round 1?

You can find the Avalanche-Jets series broadcast in the U.S. and Canada, with SN, TVAS, and ESPN 2 showing Game 1. Games 2 through 7 will be shown on the following networks:

  • Game 2: ESPN, TVAS, CBC
  • Game 3: TVAS, CBC, MAX, TNT, truTV
  • Game 4: TVAS, SN, MAX, TNT, truTV
  • Game 5: TBD
  • Game 6: TBD
  • Game 7: TBD

If you would rather stream the games, check out fuboTV, which will provide all the action in the NHL Playoffs. 

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What to watch for when the Avalanche face off with their division rival

This one is all about whether Colorado will finally figure out the Jets goaltending. If they can, look for the Avs to score more than the four measly goals they put up in their ill-fated season series. A lot of pressure will also be on goaltender Alexandar Georgiev to prove he can be more consistent in the playoffs than he was in the regular season. 


(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference)