Jets beat Avs, end skid
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – With one sorely needed victory, Mathieu Perreault thinks the Winnipeg Jets are back on track.
Perreault had a goal and two assists as the Jets ended a six-game slide with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
"Teams are catching up to us, so those points were huge tonight," Perreault said. "We played like it was and thankfully we played well enough to win."
Perreault, playing on a line with Dustin Byfuglien — who scored a goal and added two assists of his own — and Mark Scheifele, who added two assists, combined for eight points.
Winnipeg holds the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference, three points ahead of Calgary.
Tyson Barrie, Matt Duchene and Alex Tanguay scored for Colorado, which has lost three games in a row.
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