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Avalanche 3, Senators 2, OT

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:51 PM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Senators 2, OT
Ottawa Senators 2, Colorado Avalanche 3

DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski scored 80 seconds into overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Ian Laperriere and Ryan Smyth also scored for Colorado, which has won two in a row.

Ryan Shannon scored twice for the Senators as they finished their five-game road trip with a 4-1 mark. They also had their five-game winning streak come to a halt.

Wolski shot a puck in from the blue line, it caromed right back to a charging Wolski, who knocked it in for his 12th goal of the season.

Andrew Raycroft stopped 20 shots for the Avalanche.

Shannon now has nine career goals, three of which have come against the Avs.

The right winger spent most of the season playing for Binghamton of the American Hockey League before being called up on Feb. 4 to try to ignite a then struggling Senators squad.

It was the first two-goal game of Shannon's career.

Smyth rammed in a rebound early in the second period, only to have the Senators tie the game back up at 2 moments later when Shannon scored a power-play goal.

Auld spent almost as much time dodging Wolski as stopping pucks in the second period. Wolski knocked the net off its moorings on two separate occasions, Auld scrambling to avoid him.

Ottawa wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, scoring 30 seconds into the game as Shannon lined a shot through Raycroft's legs.

It was Shannon's first goal since last March against Nashville.

Colorado tied the game near the end of the first period when Laperriere tipped Cody McCormick's blast from the blue line past Auld.

Laperriere has a goal in two straight games and McCormick an assist in three straight.

The Avalanche were without defenseman John-Michael Liles (wrist) and forward Darcy Tucker (family matter).

Liles injured his wrist during a shootout win over Detroit on Sunday, and won't be with the team when they kick off a six-game, 11-day road trip at Washington on Friday night. He "could join us by the end of the road trip, best case scenario," coach Tony Granato said.

Tucker has been out as he deals with an illness to his father back in Alberta. He will be back with the team on the trip.

The Avalanche may have Paul Stastny back in the lineup as soon as Friday night. Stastny has missed the last 24 games with a broken right forearm. The center was one of the team's top scorers when he was hurt.

Notes: Senators D Jason Smith played in his 1,000th career game. ... Ottawa made its first visit to the Pepsi Center since Dec. 12, 2005.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:30
OTT
Ryan Shannon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Filip Kuba (27)
1 - 0 OTT
17:05
COL
Ian Laperriere (7) Tip-in - ASST: Cody McCormick (10), Ben Guite (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:13
COL
Ryan Smyth (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Hannan (4), Milan Hejduk (23)
2 - 1 COL
04:45
OTT
PPG - Ryan Shannon (2) Snap shot - ASST: Brian Lee (8), Antoine Vermette (15)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
01:20
COL
Wojtek Wolski (12) Slapshot - ASST: Marek Svatos (14)
3 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:08
OTT
Dany Heatley  Boarding against  Milan Hejduk
11:40
COL
Ruslan Salei  Hooking against  Dany Heatley
2nd Period
04:39
COL
Adam Foote  Hi-sticking against  Jarkko Ruutu
05:40
OTT
Nick Foligno  Tripping against  Cody McCormick
07:22
COL
Cody McLeod  Slashing against  Alex Auld
07:22
OTT
Chris Phillips  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
18:15
COL
Adam Foote  Tripping against  Dany Heatley
18:50
OTT
Mike Fisher  Interference against  Brett Clark
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
11-13-6
SA: 27TOI: 61:20
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 22TOI: 61:20
Saves: 20EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1
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