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DENVER (AP) - Anthony Stewart scored 1:49 into overtime and the Atlanta Thrashers matched a franchise record with their sixth straight victory, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Dustin Byfuglien and Rich Peverley added goals for the Thrashers, who also won six in a row in March 2009.
Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves. By winning all six games during the streak, Pavelec broke the team record for consecutive wins by a goalie. Johan Hedberg (2009) and Pavelec had shared the mark at five.
During the winning streak, Pavelec has stopped 230 of 238 shots.
With the Avalanche trailing 1-0, Duchene got the equalizer at 1:43 of the third period when he pounced on a loose puck just outside the blue line, skated into the slot and put a low wrister on net that slipped under Pavelec's left pad.
Jones put the Avalanche ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal at 10:10, deflecting a slap shot by Kevin Shattenkirk.
The lead was short-lived. During a delayed penalty to the Avalanche, Byfuglien had a shot blocked by Jones, regained the puck and sent a low drive past Budaj at 13:48.
Colorado's Ryan O'Byrne hit the right post with 2:04 left in regulation. In overtime, Stewart circled the net and sent a low shot past Budaj to win the game.
Peverley opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season, a wrist shot from the lower left circle. The shot made it just inside the left post at 10:41 of the first period.
The Thrashers had other chances earlier, drawing back-to-back power plays within the first half of the opening period. Budaj turned aside five quality chances, the best save coming on Bryan Little's wrister from the right circle.
Pavelec made a diving save of a short-handed shot by Greg Mauldin on one of the power plays. The goalie caught a break in the final minute of the period when he deflected Paul Stastny's shot off the crossbar.
NOTES: The Avalanche had their first winning November (7-5-1) since going 8-5-2 in 2005. ... Avalanche F Chris Stewart, the brother of Atlanta's Anthony, fractured his hand in Colorado's game versus Minnesota on Saturday and is out for 4-6 weeks. ... Colorado F Tomas Fleischmann, acquired earlier in the day from Washington for defenseman Scott Hannan, did not make it to Denver in time to suit up for tonight's game.