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Avalanche escape Phoenix with OT victory

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan O'Reilly's power-play tally with 41.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted Colorado over Phoenix, 4-3, on Thursday.

Antoine Vermette gave the hosts a 4-3 edge with 5:54 on the clock, but the visitors struck back with Cody McLeod's score at 16:46 to send the game to the extra session.

Once there, the Avs failed to convert the final 1:32 of a charging call to Martin Hanzal, but ended the game after Keith Yandle was sent off for slashing with 1:35 to play in OT.

PA Parenteau slid a pass into the right circle, where O'Reilly beat Mike Smith to the far side.

11/21 23:50:55 ET

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