Winnipeg Jets burst out for 7 goals in triumph over Colorado Avalanche

The Winnipeg Jets had goals from seven different players as they won their second game in a row to close out the homestand.The Jets finally solved their first period scoring woes as they beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Tuesday at Bell MTS Place.Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, and Tyler Myers all had multi-point games in the win. Wheeler had a four-point night with a goal and three assists, while Scheifele and Trouba each had one goal and two helpers. Myers recorded a pair of assists.Story continues below

Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little, and Andrew Copp had the other Jets’ markers.The win moved the Jets back ahead of the Nashville Predators for first place in the Central Division.After going six straight games without scoring in the opening period, the Jets notched a pair of first period markers in a back-and-forth contest.“We got up a little bit and they kind of crept back in,” Trouba said. “And going into the third we were in a decent spot, and we wanted to take advantage of the position we put ourselves in, and we played a pretty good third period.”The Jets scored seven goals on only 21 shots, including three powerplay markers, and a shorthanded tally. They finished the night 3-for-4 on the man advantage.It was a game of big momentum swings, but the Jets managed to ride the wave to the win.“You’re not feeling very good in your locker room in between the second and third,” head coach Paul Maurice said.“It’s not the mistakes that change the momentum — it’s what you do after the momentum has changed. I believe that. They deserved to be 4-3 after two. They capitalized on a couple mistakes, but we came out right and put ourselves back in a strong position.”RELATED: Connor snaps 10-game pointless streak as Jets’ offence fires up to burn StarsGabriel Landeskog scored twice for the Avalanche. They also received goals from Carl Soderberg and Ryan Graves. Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had a pair of assists.The Avs badly outshot Winnipeg 41-21 but Connor Hellebuyck made 37 stops. Colorado goalie Philipp Grubauer made only 14 saves.WATCH: Winnipeg Jets Post Game Reaction – January 8