DENVER (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored with 25.9 seconds remaining, completing a late rally by the Anaheim Ducks for a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Trailing 2-0 late in the third period, the Ducks scored four unanswered goals for their fourth win in five games. Scott Niedermayer and Dan Sexton had goals to tie up the game, then Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal.
The Avalanche pulled goalie Craig Anderson for the final seconds, and Todd Marchant added an empty-net goal.
Jonas Hiller had 15 saves to bump his winning streak to four games.
The Avalanche appeared to be cruising toward the win, when the wheels suddenly flew off.
Niedermayer scored his fourth goal of the season with just over seven minutes remaining. Anderson was none too pleased, though, as he felt Bobby Ryan interfered with him in the goal crease.
However, the play never went to review.
With 4:55 remaining, Sexton tied the game when he slapped in a pass from Saku Koivu. The Pepsi Center crowd suddenly went quiet.
The game seemed headed for overtime, but Getzlaf gobbled up a loose puck and knocked it by a sprawled-out Anderson to complete the stunning rally. It was the fourth straight game in which Getzlaf has scored a goal.
Despite the late-game collapse, the Avalanche heads into the Christmas break leading the Northwest Division. The Ducks have one more game before the holiday hiatus, traveling to Phoenix on Wednesday night.