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Blake Wheeler scores with time running out in OT to give Jets 2-1 win over Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Andre Benoit (61) pushes Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler away from the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
December 29, 2013 - 7:55 PM

DENVER - Blake Wheeler scored at 4:58 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday night.

Al Montoya stopped 32 shots and Andrew Ladd also scored for Winnipeg.

Wheeler won it for the Jets when he shoved the puck past Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov with time ticking down in the extra period.

Varlamov made 35 saves and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado, which has lost four straight — three after regulation.

Ladd gave the Jets a 1-0 lead with 8:18 remaining in the third period. It was his 10th goal of the season.

MacKinnon answered 29 seconds later when his shot went off defenceman Zach Bogosian's skate and past Montoya.

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