Final Score: Colorado 4, Phoenix 3 (OT)
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 3-2 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
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.
"It would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves when they took the lead
3-2, but I thought our guys were resilient again," said Avalanche coach
John Mitchell and Andre Benoit also tallied, with Parenteau adding two assists
and Semyon Varlamov stopping 41 shots for the Avalanche, who have won two in a
row following a three-game losing streak.
Hanzal and Michael Stone lit the lamp, while Smith stopped 26 shots for the
Coyotes, who have dropped two of three.
"It's disappointing when you don't get those two points, there's no doubt,"
Mitchell's power-play strike with 32 seconds elapsed in the second period gave
Colorado a 1-0 edge.
Benoit picked up his first goal of the season with 4:10 remaining in the
second, but Phoenix responded before the end of the frame on Stone's blast at
The Coyotes tied the contest just after the midway point of the third on
Hanzal's second-chance stuffer attempt from the right side of the crease.
Colorado upped its record to 14-0-0 when scoring the game's first goal ...
Benoit added two assists for a career-best three points ... The Coyotes have
not lost a home game in regulation this season (9-0-2), matching a club record
set in 1998-99 when ties were counted in the standings ... Phoenix boasts a
league-high 19 goals from defensemen.
11/22 01:36:52 ET
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