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Coyotes 4, Avalanche 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Coyotes 4, Avalanche 3, OT
Phoenix Coyotes 4, Colorado Avalanche 3

DENVER (AP) - Radim Vrbata scored with 1:37 left in overtime--a goal originally credited to Shane Doan---to give the Phoenix Coyotes' a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.

The Coyotes forced the extra period when Vrbata scored into a wide open net with 3:11 left in the third period. Vrbata took a pass from Steven Reinprecht on a face off and slapped it past Budaj, who never saw the pass.

Goalie Peter Budaj blocks a shot by Coyotes right winger Radim Vrbata in overtime on Monday. The Avalanche lost, 4-3, later in the period on a controversial goal that was first credited to Phoenix's Shane Doan and then later granted to Vrbata. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Avs were unable to capitalize on a rare February home game. They play just four of 14 games this month at the Pepsi Center, where they're 18-8-2, the second-best home record in the NHL behind Detroit.

It looked like the Avs were headed to victory when T.J. Hensick scored his second goal of night midway through the third period to give Colorado a 3-2 lead.

It came at 9:52 when he jammed the puck past Mikael Tellqvist after Jaroslav Hlinka centered the pass in front of the net. The goal wasn't allowed until a stoppage in play at 11:32 and the officiating crew had a chance to review the play.

Hensick had three goals coming into the game. His fourth gave Colorado a 1-0 lead. He tipped in Tyler Arnason's pass through the crease with just over two minutes left in the first period.

It was a short-lived lead as the Coyotes tied it on Peter Mueller's slap shot from the slot on a two-man advantage with a minute left in the period.

The Coyotes broke a 1-1 tie on Daniel Winnik's tip-in with an assist from Matt Murley five minutes into the second period, and the Avs knotted it again on Ian Laperriere's goal later in the period.

Coyotes center Martin Hanzal injured his shoulder on a hit from Cody McCormick with 8:20 left in the first period and did not return.

Notes: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman attended the game. Bettman said Denver would be strongly considered the next time the league decides to have another outdoor game like the one in Buffalo on New Year's Day. ... The Avs recalled Michael Wall from the AHL on Monday because of injuries to goalies Jose Theodore and Tyler Weiman.

scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - T.J. Hensick (4) ASST: Tyler Arnason (15), John-Michael Liles (19)
1 - 0 COL
PPG - Peter Mueller (16) ASST: Ed Jovanovski (30), Shane Doan (33)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
Daniel Winnik (6) ASST: Matt Murley (1), Niko Kapanen (15)
2 - 1 PHX
Ian Laperriere (4) ASST: Brad Richardson (3)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
PPG - T.J. Hensick (5) ASST: Jaroslav Hlinka (16), Tyler Arnason (16)
3 - 2 COL
Radim Vrbata (23) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (21)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
Radim Vrbata (24) ASST: Shane Doan (34), Zbynek Michalek (9)
4 - 3 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
Nick Boynton  Hi-sticking against  Brad Richardson
Brad Richardson  Slashing against  Ed Jovanovski
Brett Clark  Cross checking against  Shane Doan
2nd Period
Nick Boynton  Tripping against  Andrew Brunette
Nick Boynton  Interference against  Ben Guite
Tyler Arnason  Tripping against  Keith Ballard
3rd Period
Brad Richardson  Slashing against  Keith Yandle
Mathias Tjarnqvist  Slashing against  Brad Richardson
OT Period
goalie stats
Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
SA: 36TOI: 63:23
Saves: 33EV: 31 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .917SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
SA: 33TOI: 63:23
Saves: 29EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
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