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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 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 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.

"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 Patrick Roy.

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," said Vermette.

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 17:10.

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.

Game Notes

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 01:37:47 ET

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
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y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
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Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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