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game recap

Jets 5, Avalanche 1

Sunday, 02.19.2012 / 9:22 PM

Associated Press

Three Stars of the Game
Blake Wheeler
1st
Blake Wheeler
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 4Hits: 4
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:38
Ondrej Pavelec
2nd
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 23-23
PIM: 0PP: 7-8
SV%: .969SH: 1-1
Andrew Ladd
3rd
Andrew Ladd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:13

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Bryan Little scored twice and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Sunday night to move into a tie with Toronto for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves to help the Jets, playing the second game in an eight-game homestand, increase their winning streak to three and close within a point of Southeast Division-leading Florida.

Evander Kane had a goal and an assist, Kyle Wellwood and Andrew Ladd also scored and Blake Wheeler had four assists. Gabriel Landeskog scored for Colorado.

The Jets improved to 18-9-2 in the always-raucous MTS Centre.

Kane opened the scoring at 1:45 of the second period, beating goalie Semyon Varlamov with a quick backhander through traffic from the left circle for his team-leading 22nd goal.

Little was the recipient of a gift from defenseman Erik Johnson, whose blind clearing attempt gave the Winnipeg center a wide-open net to shoot at 3:30 of the second.

Landeskog beat Pavelec low to the blocker side on a power play at 10:42 of the period. The rookie has 15 goals.

The Jets restored their two-goal lead 46 seconds later when Kane's high shot ricocheted off the glass and Wellwood jammed it into the Colorado net.

Ladd and Little scored power-play goals in the third period to cap the scoring. Litle has 18 goals.

NOTES: Varlamov finished with 20 saves. ... Winnipeg forward Eric Fehr returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous four games. Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian sat out his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. ... Avalanche forward Matt Duchene returned to the lineup after missing 20 games because of a knee injury.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:45
WPG
Evander Kane (22) Backhand shot - ASST: Alexander Burmistrov (11), Kyle Wellwood (24)
1 - 0 WPG
03:30
WPG
Bryan Little (17) Snap shot - ASST: Andrew Ladd (14), Blake Wheeler (32)
2 - 0 WPG
10:42
COL
PPG - Gabriel Landeskog (15) Snap shot - ASST: Erik Johnson (19)
2 - 1 WPG
11:28
WPG
Kyle Wellwood (12) Backhand shot - ASST: Evander Kane (16), Blake Wheeler (33)
3 - 1 WPG
3rd Period
05:40
WPG
PPG - Andrew Ladd (17) Snap shot - ASST: Blake Wheeler (34), Dustin Byfuglien (25)
4 - 1 WPG
15:41
WPG
PPG - Bryan Little (18) Snap shot - ASST: Blake Wheeler (35), Dustin Byfuglien (26)
5 - 1 WPG
penalty summary
1st Period
14:28
COL
Paul Stastny  Hi stick - double minor against  Chris Thorburn
2nd Period
06:11
WPG
Chris Thorburn  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
08:52
WPG
Dustin Byfuglien  Hooking against  Daniel Winnik
17:31
WPG
Nik Antropov  Interference against  Semyon Varlamov
3rd Period
00:27
COL
Matt Duchene  Hooking against  Andrew Ladd
04:16
COL
Cody McLeod  Holding against  Mark Stuart
07:45
WPG
Evander Kane  Roughing against  Shane O'Brien
07:45
WPG
Evander Kane  Roughing against  Shane O'Brien
09:31
COL
Kyle Quincey  Cross checking against  Alexander Burmistrov
14:52
WPG
Chris Thorburn  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
14:52
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Thorburn
14:52
COL
Cody McLeod  Interference against  Jim Slater
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 13 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .800SH: 0 - 0
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
22-20-6
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .969SH: 1 - 1
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