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NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at Colorado

(Saturday, December 27th)

Final Score: Colorado 3, Philadelphia 2 (OT)

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Rob Blake scored with 1:17 left in the third period, and Milan Hejduk scored less than two minutes into overtime to lead Colorado to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia at the Pepsi Center.

Teemu Selanne also scored for the Avalanche, who snapped a six-game winless streak (0-2-4) in Peter Forsberg's return after missing 19 games with an abdominal injury. Philippe Sauve posted 20 saves.

Sami Kapanen and Radovan Somik both scored for the Flyers, who suffered their third straight loss. Jeff Hackett turned away 28-of-31 shots.

Somik's goal, with 9:32 left in the third period, put Philadelphia ahead 2-1. Michal Handzus set up Somik in the right faceoff circle with a pass from behind the net.

Blake then posted his eighth of the goal of the season to force a 2-2 tie for Colorado.

Hejduk beat Hackett with a low shot from the right circle, at 1:42 of overtime, to clinch the win.

Kapanen put the Flyers ahead 1-0 with a shorthanded goal. He converted a slap shot from above the right faceoff circle with 9:11 remaining in the second period.

Selanne responded 1:17 later for Colorado to forge a 1-1 tie. He tipped in shot from the right circle on the power play.

Game Notes

Joe Sakic posted two assists for Colorado, which improved to 10-6-2 in its last 18 at home...The Flyers had a three-game unbeaten streak at the Avalanche snapped (2-0-1)...Philadelphia is 1-3-2-3 in its last nine games overall.

12/27 23:58:23 ET

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