Avs battle back for shootout win over the Jets


Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene both scored in the shootout and rookie Calvin Pickard made 30 saves the Colorado Avalanche edged the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 Thursday night.

With the win, the Avs snapped a four-game skid.

Andrew Ladd and Paul Postma scored second period goals giving the Jets a 2-1 lead after two periods. Mark Scheifele made it 3-1 just over four minutes into the third; however, Jarome Iginla and Ryan O’Reilly scored less than five minutes apart forcing overtime.

The second period featured a fight from both captains as Ladd and Gabriel Landeskog each landed some big shots.

The win was a historical one for the Avs:

Duchene had the other Colorado goal.

Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves in the loss.