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O'Reilly's goal late in OT lifts Avalanche over Flyers, 4-3

  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, front, falls to the ice after being checked during a rush to the net for a shot by Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, right, as goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, front, falls to the ice after being checked during a rush to the net for a shot by Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, right, as goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds, left, fights for control of the puck behind the net with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, center, as goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, covers the crease in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds, left, fights for control of the puck behind the net with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, center, as goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, covers the crease in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, reacts after the puck nestles on top of the net for a goal by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, reacts after the puck nestles on top of the net for a goal by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan O'Reilly scored at 4:40 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 to end a two-game skid.

O'Reilly got a pass from defenseman Tyson Barrie and beat goalie Steve Mason with a shot just under the crossbar. It was O'Reilly's seventh of the season.

Semyon Varlamov had 26 saves and Jarome Iginla also scored for the Avalanche.

Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier and Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia. Mason finished with 29 saves for the Flyers, who have lost three in a row.

Colorado had a 2-1 lead after two periods but Lecavalier tied it with his sixth goal 2:52 into the third.