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O'Reilly scores late in overtime, Avalanche bounce back after 2 late goals to beat Phoenix 4-3

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    Colorado Avalanche's Paul Stastny (26) and Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle, right, reach out to catch the puck as Coyotes' Derek Morris (53) and Mike Smith stand by during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Colorado Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, makes a save on a shot by Phoenix Coyotes' Tim Kennedy (34) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Colorado Avalanche's Cory Sarich, front, and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

Ryan O'Reilly scored a power-play goal with 41 seconds left in overtime and the Colorado Avalanche bounced back after allowing two third-period goals to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night.

Colorado had been the NHL's best team at holding a lead and entered the third period up 2-1 on goals by Andre Benoit and John Mitchell.

Phoenix turned up the pressure in the third period and went ahead 3-2 on goals by Martin Hanzal and Antoine Vermette four minutes apart.

The Avalanche fought back, though, tying it with 3:14 left in regulation on a whirling backhander by Cody McLeod that found its way through Mike Smith's pads.

O'Reilly ended it in overtime, sending a wrist shot past Smith for his ninth goal of the season.