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Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

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    Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) is congratulated by Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) from Russia after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild to tie the game and send it to overtime during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) saves the empty net goal by the Minnesota Wild during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda (8), from the Czech Republic, hits Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) in the chin during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) ducks under Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda (8), from the Czech Republic, during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche right wing Marc-Andre Cliche, right, trips Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke, left, during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (The Associated Press)

Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy's postseason debut behind the bench.

The Hall of Fame goaltender led the Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles as a player.

Erik Haula, Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild.

Game 2 is Saturday.

Stastny beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a close-in wrist shot in overtime, the same type of play Stastny used to tie the game in regulation.