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Avalanche 3, Flyers 2, SO

Monday, 12.19.2011 / 10:12 PM

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Avalanche 3, Flyers 2, SO
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Colorado Avalanche 3
Three Stars of the Game
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
1st
SA: 33TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .939SH: 0-0
Gabriel Landeskog
2nd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: 1TOI: 18:03
Daniel Briere
3rd
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 22:05

DENVER (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly scored in the third round of a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory at home.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away a shot by Matt Read in the shootout and had 31 saves for the Avalanche, who are 8-1 after regulation and undefeated in six shootouts.

The Flyers tied it in the final minute of regulation with their goalie pulled, on Wayne Simmonds' 10th goal of the season. He punched the puck in from up close amid heavy traffic in front of the net.

The Avalanche took a 2-1 lead with the help of a deflection, two actually. Rookie Brad Malone's pass in the offensive zone glanced off the skate of Philadelphia's Tom Sestito before ricocheting off T.J. Galiardi's skate and trickling into the net past Ilya Bryzgalov.

The goal initially was credited to Malone - it would have been the first of his career - before being awarded to Galiardi after officials had a chance to review the play.

Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog was in the penalty box with a double minor for high-sticking when the Flyers scored the game's first goal, but came back to even the score with his sixth goal of the season at 12:26 of the second.

Shane O'Brien fired a pass from the point to the slot, where Landeskog got his stick on the puck for a backhand shot that got past goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Landeskog was battling Kimmo Timonen for the puck along the boards when his stick flew up and struck the side of Timonen's head, drawing the double minor. The Flyers were on the first leg of the power play at 18:30 of the first when Jakub Voracek sent a pass across the slot to Scott Hartnell, who put the puck in an open net past goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

NOTES: Colorado LW Cody McLeod played in his 300th career NHL game. ... Erik Johnson, who also assisted on Landeskog's goal, has a four-game point streak (1 goal, four assists). ... Hartnell's goal was his 16th of the season. ... The Flyers are missing Chris Pronger, Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier, all out with concussions. ... Philadelphia has gone 0-5 in Denver since winning 2-1 in overtime on Dec. 27, 2002. ... The Avs are 8-1 against the Eastern Conference this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:30
PHI
PPG - Scott Hartnell (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Jakub Voracek (16), Jaromir Jagr (17)
1 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
12:26
COL
Gabriel Landeskog (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Shane O'Brien (9), Erik Johnson (13)
1 - 1 Tie
19:16
COL
TJ Galiardi (5) Deflected shot - ASST: Brad Malone (1), Paul Stastny (9)
2 - 1 COL
3rd Period
19:41
PHI
Daniel Briere (10) Wrap-around - ASST: Scott Hartnell (13), Braydon Coburn (9)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCOLPHITOTAL
1M. Hejduk
D. Briere
1 - 1
2M. Duchene
J. van Riemsdyk
2 - 2
3R. O'Reilly
M. Read
3 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
03:29
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Jakub Voracek
11:16
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Holding the stick against  TJ Galiardi
17:16
COL
Gabriel Landeskog  Hi stick - double minor against  Kimmo Timonen
2nd Period
05:20
PHI
Marc-Andre Bourdon  Hi-sticking against  Paul Stastny
3rd Period
09:49
COL
Jan Hejda  Interference against  Jakub Voracek
19:41
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Roughing against  Jay McClement
19:41
COL
Daniel Winnik  Roughing against  Braydon Coburn
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
14-6-3
SA: 27TOI: 64:40
Saves: 25EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .926SH: 1 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 33TOI: 65:00
Saves: 31EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .939SH: 0 - 0
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