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Gabe Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Avs beat the Jets 4-1

Posted at 9:38 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 23:38:01-05

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Thursday night to snap their season-high eight-game losing streak.

Dominic Toninato got his first NHL goal, and J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighettoalso scored for the Avalanche, who were 0-5-3 during their skid. Matt Nieto had two assists and Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots.

Brandon Tanev scored his career-high 12th goal of the season for Winnipeg, which lost in regulation at home for the first time in 10 games (8-1-1). Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves.

Colorado outshot Winnipeg 13-8 in the first period and led 2-1 at the intermission.

Toninato started it off by swooping in and sending a rebound into the net at 5:21 in his 38th career game.

Landeskog made it 2-0 with a high backhand shot past Hellebuyck at 10:29, but Tanev responded 24 seconds later by firing a sharp-angled shot by Varlamov.

Compher's short-handed breakaway goal at 6:12 of the second gave the Avalanche a 3-1 lead while stretched their shots-on-goal advantage to 25-17 through 40 minutes.

Winnipeg had its second power play of the game early in the third but Varlamov stopped two shots, including a backhand by Patrik Laine, who was back on the Jets' first power-play unit.

The teams traded some power-play time late in the third, but it scored at even strength with 3:39 left tp seal the win.

Game notes
Jets D Joe Morrow and Avalanche F Matt Calvert started swinging fists at each other with 10 seconds left to cap off the night.


Avalanche: host St. Louis on Saturday night.