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Stastny has goal and assist in 3rd period, Avalanche rally to beat Jets 3-2

Sunday, 10.27.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stastny has goal and assist in 3rd period, Avalanche rally to beat Jets 3-2

DENVER - Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist in the third period, Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots, and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Sunday night.

Matt Duchene and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who under coach Patrick Roy are 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. Gabriel Landeskog added two assists.

Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little had a goal and assist each for the Jets.

The Avalanche trailed 2-1 entering the third but came out strong at the start of the period. They put nine quick shots on goalie Al Montoya before Hejda tied it with 12:47 left on an assist by Stastny.

Stastny netted the winner with 5:28 left to give Colorado its fourth straight victory.

Montoya stopped 33 shots before being pulled for an extra skater with 1:30 left.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

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