Ehlers scores into his own net in OT, Avs beat Jets 3-2

Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson, left, deflects a shot by Colorado Avalanche center John Mitchell during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Denver. The Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) ��� Rene Bourque had two goals, including the winner in overtime when Nikolaj Ehlers scored into his own net, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Friday night.

Bourque was credited with the goal when Ehlers, fighting for the puck along the side boards, backhanded the puck through the legs of teammate Toby Enstrom and past goaltender Michael Hutchinson 1:23 into overtime.

Mikko Rantanen scored his first career goal and Semyon Varlamov had 16 saves for the Avalanche.

Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist, Mark Scheifele also scored and Ehlers had two assists. Hutchinson finished with 26 saves two weeks after blanking Colorado here.