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Pionk Scores 2, Jets OT Wins Avalanche

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Denver — Neil Pionk He scored the second goal of the game 31 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday at the Ball Arena.

Pionk is Adam Lowry.

“Shoot hard in case you hit the puck,” Pionk said. “I was going far. I had a little bit of luck, but it was a good shot.

“They threw it wide and went around the board. It’s a simple play, but it doesn’t go unnoticed.” [Mason Appleton] I used his big body to play well and put him in the net.”

Video: WPG@COL: Pionc Slapshots OT Winner

Cole Parfetti 1 goal and 1 assist, Appleton 2 assists, Connor Herebuick He made 30 saves for the Jets (2-1-0) playing in the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

Winnipeg did not have coach Rick Bowness, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the season opened on Oct. 14.

Associate coach Scott Arniel said, “It was a pretty good 34 minutes. We flipped some pucks on the edge of the rink, but they got it back [to even]Our big message going into third is that it was a draw away. Just stick with what you’ve been doing for most of the game. That’s our details, that’s what we talked about this morning, that’s our competition, that’s protecting the netfront, and we found a way to win. “

Valery Nichushkin Scoring in 4 games in a row, Mikko Rantanen 2 goals and 1 assist Alexander Georgiev Made 24 saves in Avalanche (2-1-1).

“It’s a hard-working team,” said Colorado coach Jared Bednar. “They’re a deep team, especially the forward group. And for me, we didn’t skate enough to start. I really liked the second half of our game.”

Video: WPG@COL: Nichushkin Snaps PPG’s Home Path

Sam Gagner Scored on a power play at 6:52 of the first period from the previous loose pack to give the Jets a 1–0 lead.

“They were skating faster on loose packs and just winning battles, and I think we weren’t moving the way they should have been,” Rantanen said. It’s our greatest strength. We couldn’t do it at first.”

Playing 4-4 ​​at 13:21, Pionque made it 2-0 in one-time from between the confrontation circles at 13:21.

“It’s another great play of ‘Appy’,” Pionque said. “I jumped in. I missed the net so I jumped out. He saw me and made a little slip pass and it went into the net.”

Video: WPG@COL: Pionc Hastily Hits Home One-Timer

Rantanen cut 2 to 1. Nathan McKinnon Passed from the top of the crease in 2 minutes and 14 seconds of the 2 period.

”I went to the net and tried to stop him there, but I had two long shifts that tired the defense,” Rantanen said. “Nice pass”

Perfetti scored a cross crease pass to make it 3-1. Blake Wheeler 9:44.

“That line (Perfetti, Wheeler, Pierre-Luc Dubois) went a little under the radar. They played a really good match,” Arniel said. It was probably the best game I’ve seen Cole play in just the exhibition and the first couple. [made] really good decision. And when he had to go back he did a good job. The line paid off with good work. “

Rantanen cut to 3-2 in one timer Bowen Byram At 16:26, Nichuskin finished a give-and-go with Rantanen from between the circles with a 3-3 draw on a power play at 18:27.

“[Nichushkin is] Play like last year. He’s skating,” Rantanen said. It’s hard to take the puck off him, so he’s doing well and even scoring on his chances. “

Note: Forward Nikolai Ehlers According to Arniel, it was a slow scratch due to a nagging injury. …Pionk’s winner was his goal in his first NHL overtime. He is the first defenseman since the Jets to have a multi-goal game. Tyler Myers On 16 February 2019… Rantanen scored 168 goals, overtaking Alex Tangay for 10th in Avalanche/Quebec Nordics history. … McKinnon ended his multi-point game winning streak with three, but extended his point streak to four in assists (2 goals, 6 assists). … Colorado scored on its only power play, leading the NHL with 53.9% (7-13), but allowed power-play goals in four straight games, and penalty kills (7-13) put him at the Last in the NHL. -14, 50 percent).