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Wheeler scores in OT to help Jets beat Avalanche 5-4

  • Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woodsduring the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woodsduring the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) attempts to get around Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hejda (8) as they drive for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) attempts to get around Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hejda (8) as they drive for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) rips the puck past Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Al Montoya (35) for a goal as Jets' Keaton Ellerby (7) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) rips the puck past Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Al Montoya (35) for a goal as Jets' Keaton Ellerby (7) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

Blake Wheeler scored in overtime on a shot through the crowd to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

It was the fourth time in five games this season between the Jets and Avalanche that went to overtime.

Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog, Nick Holden and Cody Mcleod scored for Colorado, which is trying earn the second spot in the Central Division.

Andrew Ladd scored twice for the injury-depleted Jets. Eric Tangradi and Evander Kane also scored.