Troubling signs: Where the Winnipeg Jets, Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes stand in NHL playoffs

The Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche both lost 5-1 Sunday night, and their respective opponents, the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights, are showing all of the momentum in their second-round series.

"Once they get one chance, they swarm with two or three other chances," Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said of the Golden Knights, who have won two in a row to tie the series at two games.

The Central Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes, meanwhile, are facing elimination when they play at home against the third-ranked and defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Where the three teams stand going into their next games:

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele said he had faith that he would be able to play another playoff game after he received a four-game suspension for a Game 1 hit on Montreal's Jake Evans.

But the Jets, who beat the high-powered Edmonton Oilers in four games in the first round, are in danger of being swept themselves during Monday night's Game 4 at  Montreal.

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