Colorado 4, Winnipeg 3

Thursday, December 12, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 21-9-0-0 10-5-0-0 11-4-0-0 W1
Winnipeg 14-14-1-4 7-7-0-4 7-7-1-0 L2


Avalanche 4, Jets 3 (SO): Matt Duchene collected two goals and an assist before scoring in the first round of the shootout as visiting Colorado remained unbeaten in five games that have ventured past regulation.

Duchene skated in and faked an initial shot before slipping the puck between the pads of Ondrej Pavelec (23 saves). After Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd was denied by Semyon Varlamov, PA Parenteau ended the contest in the second round by beating Pavelec over the glove.

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist and Varlamov turned aside 35 shots for the Avalanche, who also posted a 3-2 win over the Jets on Oct. 27.

Blake Wheeler scored twice and Michael Frolik also tallied for the Jets, who have dropped five straight at home and four of six overall.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the waning moments of the second period, top overall pick Nathan MacKinnon gained a step on Wheeler and backhanded a bid that was denied by Pavelec. Duchene flipped the rebound into the net for his team-leading 14th goal. Wheeler forged a tie midway through the third period after cleaning up a rebound of Mark Scheifele's shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After Winnipeg scored twice in the first 5:25 of the contest, Colorado trimmed the deficit with 4:52 remaining in the first period as Duchene skated in and beat Pavelec to snap his seven-game goalless drought. O'Reilly tied it up with 5:13 left in the second after one-timing a centering feed from Duchene for his first goal since Nov. 21. ... The Avalanche failed on their both of their power-play opportunities to drop to 0-for-24 in the last nine games. ... Colorado, which gave up a pair of power-play goals, has yielded 13 such tallies in the last 13 contests. 

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Winnipeg
Matt Duchene 3 Points Blake Wheeler 2
Matt Duchene 2 Goals Blake Wheeler 2
Matt Duchene 1 Assists Grant Clitsome 2
N/A Power Play Goals Blake Wheeler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .921 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .885
Semyon Varlamov 35 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 26 4 0-2 4-6 12 34
Winnipeg 38 3 2-6 2-2 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Jets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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