JETS (15-6-3) at AVALANCHE (11-9-2)
9:30 p.m. ET; ALT, TSN3, NHL.TV
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck will start for the Winnipeg Jets against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.
Hellebuyck is 13-2-0 with a 2.31 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He's allowed two goals or less in 13 of his 17 starts.
The Jets set a franchise record for fewest games (24) to reach 15 wins with a 7-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Monday. They're 7-2-0 in their past nine games and 11-3-1 in 15.
Left wing Sven Andrighetto will replace suspended captain Gabriel Landeskog on Colorado's top line with center Nathan MacKinnon and right wing Mikko Rantanen. Landeskog will miss the next four games for cross-checking Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk on Saturday.
Players to watch
Jets center Mark Scheifele has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in his past 15 games and is tied for ninth in the NHL with 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists). He has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 17 games against Colorado.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov missed four games with an illness and will make his first start since Nov. 18, a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. He's 11-8-2 with a 2.64 GAA and .910 save percentage against Winnipeg.
They said it
"You see all that speed and skill. We spend a lot of time talking about how much room we give the other team to play and it will be really important tonight that we don't give these guys too much room." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice
"I've played with them before, so we know each other and we know how to play with each other, and I'm excited to be playing with them tonight." -- Avalanche forward Sven Andrighetto
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Brandon Tanev
Mathieu Perreault -- Matt Hendricks -- Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey -- Jacob Trouba
Ben Chiarot -- Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers
Scratched: Marko Dano, Shawn Matthias, Tucker Poolman
Injured: Toby Enstrom (lower body), Steve Mason (concussion)
Avalanche projected lineup
Sven Andrighetto -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Tyson Jost -- Alexander Kerfoot -- J.T. Compher
Matt Nieto -- Carl Soderberg -- Blake Comeau
Gabriel Bourque -- Dominic Toninato -- Nail Yakupov
Samuel Girard -- Erik Johnson
Anton Lindholm -- Tyson Barrie
Nikita Zadorov -- Mark Barberio
Scratched: Duncan Siemens
Injured: Vladislav Kamenev (broken arm), Patrik Nemeth (lower body), Colin Wilson (hip, groin)
Suspended: Gabriel Landeskog
Lindholm was activated from injured reserve and will play after missing nine games because of a broken jaw. ... Colorado recalled Siemens and assigned defensemen Chris Bigras and Andrei Mironov to San Antonio of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
Hellebuyck's .824 winning percentage is first in the League among goalies who have made at least 15 starts. ... Colorado is 2-for-22 on the power play in its past five games.