|LAK||2||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|COL||1||0||2||1||(0 - 0)||4|
Ryan O'Reilly's short-handed, whirling dervish of a goal 45 seconds into overtime Friday night capped a two-goal, third-period comeback for the Avalanche in a 4-3 win against Los Angeles at Pepsi Center.
Dwight King's power-play goal 38 seconds into the third period put the Kings up 3-1, but Steve Downie roofed a power-play goal at 3:20, and O'Reilly forced overtime by pumping his own rebound behind Martin Jones at 9:37.
"If we [kept] working the right way, we [were] going to have success in the third, and we absolutely did," O'Reilly said. "We stuck to the system and guys kept working hard."
Colorado's Andre Benoit beat Ben Scrivens 26 seconds after the opening faceoff to give the Avalanche a quick lead, but Justin Williams' power-play goal 25 seconds later got the Kings even, and Los Angeles went ahead 2-1 at 3:10 when Denver native Nick Shore one-timed a Williams' pass behind Sami Aittokallio.
"I'm extremely happy," Colorado coach Patrick Roy said. "We've been working too hard in the past two weeks to not ... we deserve a better result. The guys just kept going, and [Ryan] did a super play there."
|Andre Benoit Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly , Matt Duchene|
1 - 0 COL
|PPG - Justin Williams Wrist shot - ASST: Viatcheslav Voynov|
1 - 1 Tie
|Nicholas Shore Wrist shot - ASST: Justin Williams , Dwight King|
2 - 1 LAK
|PPG - Dwight King Wrist shot - ASST: Nicholas Shore , Viatcheslav Voynov|
3 - 1 LAK
|PPG - Steve Downie Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene , Tyson Barrie|
3 - 2 LAK
|Ryan O'Reilly Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene , Chris Bigras|
3 - 3 Tie
|SHG - Ryan O'Reilly Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Holden|
4 - 3 COL
|Gabriel Landeskog Holding the stick - 2 min against Nicholas Shore|
|Jeff Schultz Hooking - 2 min against Paul Carey|
|Paul Stastny Holding - 2 min against Colin Fraser|
|Nick Holden Cross checking - 2 min against Tanner Pearson|
|Dwight King Tripping - 2 min against Tyson Barrie|
|Linden Vey Tripping - 2 min against Steve Downie|
|Nicholas Shore Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Andre Benoit Tripping - 2 min against Tanner Pearson|
|Jordan Nolan Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Linden Vey Hooking - 2 min against Tyson Barrie|
|Paul Stastny Tripping - 2 min against Jake Muzzin|
|Colin Fraser Roughing - 2 min against Steve Downie|
|Steve Downie Roughing - 2 min against Colin Fraser|
|Andy Andreoff Roughing - 2 min against Tyson Barrie|
|Andre Benoit Elbowing - 2 min against Kyle Clifford|