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Duchene nets shootout winner and Pickard makes 30 saves; Avalanche tops Jets 4-3

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DENVER - Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Calvin Pickard had 30 saves through overtime and stopped two more shots with the game on the line, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night.

Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla also had regulation goals as Colorado stopped a four-game skid.

Mark Scheifele, who had a goal and two assists, gave Winnipeg a 3-1 lead with a goal at 4:32 of the third, but Colorado rallied late. Iginla's wrister with 7:05 left got the Avalanche within a goal and O'Reilly tied it with 2:42 remaining in regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, Nathan MacKinnon and Duchene beat goalie Ondrej Pavelec with a couple of backhanders. Pickard stopped Mathieu Perreault and Blake Wheeler in the shootout to get the win.

Pavelec finished with 23 saves in regulation and overtime. Ladd and Paul Postma also had regulation goals for Winnipeg, which is 5-0-3 in its last eight games.

Ladd got Winnipeg on the board 1:21 into the second period with a power-play goal. Scheifele's shot went off Pickard and bounced in the air. The puck landed in the crease and Ladd poked it in for his 11th goal of the season and second in as many games against Colorado.

The Avalanche ended a 93-minute, 31-second scoring drought when Duchene finished off a nice rush with a deflection into the top of the net that tied the game at 1-all at 3:55 of the second.

Postma gave the Jets a 2-1 lead heading into the third with a power-play goal at 14:40. It was his second of the season.

NOTES: Michael Frolik had two assists for Winnipeg. ... Avalanche LW Alex Tanguay had two assists. ... The Avalanche placed C John Mitchell (leg) on injured reserve and recalled RW Dennis Everberg from Lake Erie of the AHL. ... Jets LW Evander Kane served the second of his two-game suspension for boarding Anaheim's Clayton Stoner on Sunday. ... Colorado LW Jamie McGinn underwent back surgery Wednesday and is likely done for the season.

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