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Pionk scores 2nd goal of game in OT, Jets beat Avalanche 4-3

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-20 11:48:44-04

DENVER (AP) — Neal Pionk scored his second goal of the game 31 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets regrouped after squandering a two-goal lead to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3.

Pionk’s slap shot from the right side froze Colorado goaltender Alexandar Georgiev as he scored his first career overtime goal.

The Jets are now 2-4-4 in their last 10 games at Colorado.

Sam Gagner and Cole Perfetti also had goals for the Jets, who finish a difficult back-to-back with a game in Vegas on Thursday night.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves.

Leading 3-1 in the second period, Winnipeg saw Mikko Rantanen and Valeri Nichushkin score 2:01 apart to tie the game.

Rantanen led the comeback with two goals and an assist in the second.