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NHL: Colorado Avalanche rally late to beat New Jersey Devils 2-1 in OT
First Published Feb 03 2014 08:58 pm • Last Updated Feb 03 2014 11:28 pm

Newark, N.J. • Ryan O’Reilly scored a power-play goal 28 seconds into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

The Avalanche tied the game with 1:47 left in regulation on a goal by PA Parenteau after they pulled goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with 2:30 remaining.

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Devils defenseman Andy Greene was called for a penalty shortly after Parenteau’s goal, and the man advantage carried into overtime. O’Reilly ended it by tipping Matt Duchene’s pass by goalie Cory Schneider for his 21st of the season, giving Colorado its fourth straight win.

It marked the third straight game in which New Jersey has given up a late goal to force overtime. The Devils have lost their last two.

Penguins 2, Senators 1, OT • In Pittsburgh, James Neal scored at 3:05 of overtime, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Monday night.

Neal netted his 18th of the season and scored his first goal in nine games for the Penguins, who won for the 16th time in 17 home games and are now 23-4 at Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh also avoided back-to-back regulation losses for the first time since dropping three straight in early November.

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson stopped Robert Bortuzzo from the slot in overtime, but the rebound popped out to Neal, who dragged the puck around a Senators’ defender before dumping a shot past an out-of-position Anderson and into an empty net.




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