Colorado Avalanche fall to Winnipeg Jets in overtime; collect three-game point streak


Oct 26, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd (16) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in overtime against the Colorado Avalance at the MTS Centre. The Jets won 2-1 overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche went into Winnipeg, Canada, looking to build off of a 7-3 beat-down over the Vancouver Canucks — not so fast. Vancouver earned a 2-1 victory in the final minute of overtime as Bryan Little lifted his Jets team to victory.

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Like Colorado’s last time out against Vancouver, they didn’t get off to a good start against Winnipeg. In a packed house at the MTS Center, Andrew Ladd was credited with the tip-in, bouncing just out of the reach from Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov for the early 1-0 lead.

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Late in the first period, Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian picked up a four-minute double minor penalty on Matt Duchene which proved costly. Colorado only needed six seconds to convert on the power-play as forward Jamie McGinn ripped one past Ondrej Pavelec to tie it all up at one apiece.

After a scoreless second and third period, Colorado and Winnipeg headed into the overtime period with both teams earning a point. For Colorado, they currently hold a three-game point streak but they would much prefer the whole two points.

With under 30 seconds remaining in the overtime period, the Jets received a gift. Bryan Little was credited with his fifth goal of the season as the puck took an incredibly wicked bounce past Varlamov who was stunned. Little basically tipped Andrew Ladd’s backhand attempt which had Varly out of place.

Note: Erik Johnson left the game early in the third period after crashing into the boards hard — hitting his head. Johnson did not return.

The Colorado Avalanche (2-4-3, 7 points) return to action Tuesday night at home as they will take on the San Jose Sharks. Puck-drop is scheduled for 9:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM MST.