Winnipeg 5, Colorado 1

Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 29-27-3-1 16-13-0-1 13-14-3-0 L1
Winnipeg 29-26-3-3 18-9-0-2 11-17-3-1 W3


JETS 5, AVALANCHE 1: Bryan Little had two goals and Blake Wheeler had a career-high four assists as Winnipeg took another step toward a playoff position with its third straight win by defeating visiting Colorado on Sunday.

Captain Andrew Ladd secured the win on the power play when he one-timed a pass from Wheeler at 5:40 of the third period to give the Jets a 4-1 lead. It was Ladd’s 17th of the season and first in 14 games.

Little scored his second of the night at 15:41 on the power play to cap the scoring.

After a scoreless first period, Evander Kane and Little sent a charge into the MTS Centre crowd when they scored 1:45 apart in the middle frame.

Kane tallied his 22nd of the season when he cycled around the net and backhanded home the game’s first goal at 1:45. Little pounced on a rebound in the slot for his first of the night and 17th of the season.

After Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog scored his 15th of the season at 10:42 on the power play, Kyle Wellwood recharged the home fans with his 12th of the season less than a minute later to give the Jets a 3-1 lead after two periods.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves and has three wins in four career games versus Colorado. … Semyon Varlamov has made three consecutive starts in goal for the Avalanche. … Little has seven goals in his last nine games. … The Jets are tied with Toronto with 64 points but the Leafs hold the eighth and final playoff spot since they’ve played two less games.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Winnipeg
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Points Blake Wheeler 4
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Goals Bryan Little 2
Erik Johnson 1 Assists Blake Wheeler 4
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Power Play Goals Bryan Little 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .800 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .969
Semyon Varlamov 20 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 32 1 1-5 3-5 17 22
Winnipeg 25 5 2-5 4-5 15 24

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Jets have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .515 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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