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Winnipeg 7, Colorado 4
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Jon McIsaac, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Steve Miller
Attendance: 15321

Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assists, and Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba each had a goal and two assists as the host Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little and Andrew Copp also had goals for the Jets, who won their sixth straight home game against the Avalanche. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 36 shots to improve to 6-1-2 all-time against Colorado.

It was the second straight game in which Winnipeg scored five-plus goals after netting one or fewer in four of its previous five games.

Gabe Landeskog scored twice, Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Graves also scored for the Avalanche. Philipp Grubauer made 14 saves for Colorado, which has gone 1-5-2 in its past eight games.

The Jets took a three-goal lead in the second period when Wheeler scored on a penalty kill at 3:22 and Little had a power-play goal just 3:10 later. It was the second straight game Little scored after going through an 11-game goal drought.

The 4-1 lead seemed safe, but the Avalanche rallied to make it a game. Soderberg made it 4-2 when he poked the puck away from Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov at the Winnipeg blue line and went in alone on Hellebuyck. He flipped it over the goaltender's pads for his 12th goal of the season at 16:10 of the middle period.

Graves, who scored his first NHL goal in a win over the New York Rangers on Friday, got his second 1:33 later to make it 4-3 heading into the third period.

Copp gave the Jets some breathing room when he slipped the puck through Grubauer 3:59 into the third. Scheifele made it 6-3 midway through the period with his 23rd of the season.

Colorado pulled Grubauer for an extra skater with about four minutes left in the third period, and Landeskog made it pay off with his 27th goal of the season at 16:24. Trouba iced it with an empty-net goal with 1:06 left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Winnipeg
Gabriel Landeskog 2 Points Blake Wheeler 4
Gabriel Landeskog 2 Goals Blake Wheeler 1
Tyson Barrie 2 Assists Blake Wheeler 3
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Power Play Goals Jacob Trouba 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Blake Wheeler 1
Philipp Grubauer .700 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .902
Philipp Grubauer 14 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 41 4 1-5 1-4 8 21
Winnipeg 21 7 3-4 4-5 10 27
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Jets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .875 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .455 after a loss.