Blake Wheeler had an empty-net goal and four assists in the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Wheeler extended his point streak to nine games. He has two goals and 15 assists during the run, and is second in the NHL with 18 assists overall — one behind Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) lands on Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) after saving his shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) lands on Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) after saving his shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine had power-play goals, giving the Jets at least one power-play goal in 11 straight games to add to a franchise record. Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored, with Scheifele adding an assist. Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves.

Colorado defenseman Eric Johnson scored his first goal of the season, Tyson Jost added a goal and Semyon Varlamov stopped 19 shots. The Avalanche have lost five in a row.

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55), Blake Wheeler (26), Nikolaj Ehlers (27), Jacob Trouba (8) and Josh Morrissey (44) celebrate Scheifele's goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55), Blake Wheeler (26), Nikolaj Ehlers (27), Jacob Trouba (8) and Josh Morrissey (44) celebrate Scheifele’s goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) saves the shot by Colorado Avalanche's Alexander Kerfoot (13) and it goes wide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) saves the shot by Colorado Avalanche’s Alexander Kerfoot (13) and it goes wide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche: At Edmonton on Sunday.

Jets: Host New Jersey on Sunday.

Source: The Associated Press

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