LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Knights’ opponent Thursday will be playing back to back, so in hockey circles the Winnipeg Jets should be a tired bunch.

After losing at Dallas on Monday night to start a three-game road swing, Winnipeg got an overtime goal from Neal Pionk to beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night.

The Knights are coming off their own road loss, 3-2 to Calgary on Tuesday night. It was their first loss after opening the season with three victories.

Winnipeg Jets at Golden Knights

  • Faceoff: 7 p.m., T-Mobile Arena.
  • TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet/KKGK, 1340 AM, 98.9 FM
  • Records: Jets 2-1; Knights 3-1.
  • Notes: The Jets will be without coach Rick Bowness, who is not making the trip; he’s at home in Winnipeg recovering from COVID-19. … The Jets are without wing Nikolaj Ehlers (lower-body injury). … The Knights could face backup goaltender David Rittich after Connor Hellebuyck’s busy night (33 saves) against the Avs. Hellebuyck has started and finished all three games.