The Colorado Avalanche had their five-game winning streak snapped by the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night in a 4-1 defeat at home. After struggling through November, Colorado has finally built up some momentum of late, but they couldn't carry that into the Pepsi Center on Tuesday.
Winnipeg got up early and eventually expanded its lead to 4-0 before Colorado could get on the scoreboard. The Jets took advantage of their only power play during the entire game early in the second period to expand the lead to 2-0, and it was 3-0 by the end of that period. Jim Slater scored his seventh goal of the season for the Jets early in the third period to push the lead to 4-0 and effectively put the game away.
Kevin Porter scored a garbage time goal for the Avalanche with a few minutes left in the game to trim the lead, but the Jets were demonstrably better on the ice for most of the game. Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was impressive in saving 32 of the 33 shots that came his way, although he fell short of his fourth shutout of the season.
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