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Jets 4, Avalanche 1

Tuesday, 12.27.2011 / 9:42 PM

Associated Press

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Jets 4, Avalanche 1
Winnipeg Jets 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Three Stars of the Game
Evander Kane
1st
Evander Kane
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:38
Ondrej Pavelec
2nd
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 31-32
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .970SH: 0-0
Paul Stastny
3rd
Paul Stastny
C
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:01

DENVER (AP) - Evander Kane scored two goals, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets handed the Colorado Avalanche their first home loss in a month, 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Colorado's home-winning streak was snapped at eight one night after the Avalanche broke a nine-game losing streak on the road with a 4-2 victory at Minnesota. The Avalanche avoided being shut out for a fifth time this season when Kevin Porter scored at 14:48 of the third period.

The Avalanche also had a season-high tying, five-game winning streak broken.

Jim Slater and Tim Stapleton also had goals for the Jets, who won on the road for just the fifth time in 18 games.

Finishing a back-to-back set for the fourth time this season, Colorado fell behind from the outset and couldn't solve Pavelec until late. Pavelec made a nifty stop on Daniel Winnik's shot from point-blank range early in the third period, and got in front of a slap shot from between the circles by Milan Hejduk.

Kane ended a season-high, seven-game streak without a goal at 16:37 of the first period. He beat goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a wrist shot that sailed into the net over his glove.

Winnipeg was on the power play when it took a 2-0 lead 1:21 into the second. Giguere couldn't control a rebound, and Stapleton got to the puck at the doorstep and put it in for his 10th goal.

Kane scored his second goal of the night at 14:52 of the second. Chris Thorburn set him up with a pass across the slot that Kane knocked in from in front.

The Jets took advantage of a Colorado turnover in front of their net and scored their fourth goal. Slater jumped on the loose puck and put it in the net with a sweeping swing of his stick as he fell. Slater appeared to be shaken up on the play, and skated off the ice holding his side. He didn't return.

NOTES: The Avalanche hadn't lost at home since falling to Dallas on Nov. 28. ... Winnipeg has scored 40 goals in the first period, second to Philadelphia's 41. ... Kane, playing in his 174th NHL game, has scored 50 career goals. ... The Avs fell to 2-2 in the second of back-to-back games this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:37
WPG
Evander Kane (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Blake Wheeler (21), Alexander Burmistrov (9)
1 - 0 WPG
2nd Period
01:21
WPG
PPG - Tim Stapleton (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Ladd (6), Tobias Enstrom (8)
2 - 0 WPG
14:52
WPG
Evander Kane (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Thorburn (3), Tim Stapleton (6)
3 - 0 WPG
3rd Period
03:41
WPG
Jim Slater (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Tanner Glass (8)
4 - 0 WPG
14:48
COL
Kevin Porter (2) Tip-in - ASST: David Van Der Gulik (4), Cody McLeod (2)
4 - 1 WPG
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:40
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Holding against  Blake Wheeler
02:38
WPG
Mark Stuart  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
02:38
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Stuart
3rd Period
00:29
WPG
Blake Wheeler  Slashing against  Jan Hejda
15:58
COL
Shane O'Brien  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
15:58
WPG
Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Shane O'Brien
goalie stats
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
13-12-5
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 31 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .970SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0
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