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Briere's OT goal caps Avalanche comeback and gives Colorado 4-3 win over Coyotes

  • Martin Hanzal (11), of the Czech Republic, skates past goalie Mike Smith (41) after Hanzal knocked the puck past his own goalie as Coyotes' David Schlemko, back left, skates in from behind during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Avalanche's Daniel Briere was credited with the game-winning goal and the Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Martin Hanzal (11), of the Czech Republic, skates past goalie Mike Smith (41) after Hanzal knocked the puck past his own goalie as Coyotes' David Schlemko, back left, skates in from behind during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche's Daniel Briere was credited with the game-winning goal and the Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Zach Redmond (22) celebrates the game-winning goal against Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith, left, during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche's Daniel Briere was credited with the goal but Coyotes' Martin Hanzal knocked the puck into the net and the Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Colorado Avalanche's Zach Redmond (22) celebrates the game-winning goal against Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith, left, during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche's Daniel Briere was credited with the goal but Coyotes' Martin Hanzal knocked the puck into the net and the Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50), defenseman Keith Yandle (3) and left wing Mikkel Boedker (89) celebrate following Vermette's goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

    Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50), defenseman Keith Yandle (3) and left wing Mikkel Boedker (89) celebrate following Vermette's goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche completed a comeback from three goals down to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Briere got help from the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who backhanded Briere's pass past his own goalie, Mike Smith.

Colorado (8-9-5) won for the fourth time in five games after a goalie change in the first period. Arizona (9-11-3) absorbed another late-game home loss.

The Avalanche tied it 3-3 when Matt Duchene's pass from behind the net went off the stick of Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski and squeezed past Smith at 4:05 of the third period.

Arizona had everything going its way early. A three-goal barrage in the first 11 minutes put the Coyotes ahead big. But the Avalanche rallied behind left wing Gabriel Landeskog and substitute goalie Calvin Pickard, who finished with 25 saves and no goals allowed.