DENVER - A return to familiar positions almost brought a familiar result for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.
Head coach Paul Maurice juggled his lines in an effort to get a better defensive effort, and it worked — for the most part — at Pepsi Center against the high-flying Colorado Avalanche.
Matt Duchene took advantage of some poor defensive play by Toby Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien and scored with 2:27 left in overtime to give the Avalanche a 3-2 win. It handed the Jets their fourth loss in a row, although two of them have come in extra time. Winnipeg moved to within four points of the Dallas Stars, who ended up being idle on Monday night because their game against Columbus was postponed in the first period when one of their forwards, Rich Peverley, collapsed on the bench.
Winnipeg returns to Winnipeg to battle the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night at MTS Centre.