Phi 1 0 2 0 3
Col 0 2 1 1 4
Date of game: 12/31/2014

Recap: Colorado vs. Philadelphia

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan O'Reilly scored with just 19.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tyson Barrie and O'Reilly worked the puck back-and-forth in the Flyers end before Barrie sent a pass from the left side to the right and O'Reilly snapped it in for the win.

"I wanted to win the draw and then get the puck back," said O'Reilly. "It was a good pass from Tyson and I just wanted to get it on net. It was a great game tonight and this win is a team effort."

Nate Guenin, Jarome Iginla and Borna Rendulic all scored for the Avalanche, who snapped a two-game slide. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in the win.

Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier and Jakub Voracek all scored for the Flyers, who have dropped three straight after opening their eight-game road trip with three consecutive wins. Steve Mason allowed four goals on 33 shots.

"Any time you lose in overtime, you're obviously disappointed," said Grioux. "It was a weird game and we just tried to be patient. But when you go into overtime, you should be getting these points."

Trailing by a goal, the Flyers tied the game at 2:52 of the third as Lecavalier's big blast from the top of the right circle beat a screened Varlamov.

Giroux then gave Philly the lead halfway through the final period on the power play, as he skated up the middle and through the defense before smacking a shot into the left side for his 13th of the season.

Colorado, though, was awarded a power play when Braydon Coburn was called for tripping at 11:37, and Iginla scored just over a minute later on a one-timer from the low left circle to tie the game.

Voracek finished off a crisp passing play on the power play with a one-timer from the right circle halfway through the first period.

Colorado, though, tied the game just past the midway mark of the second after Guenin's shot from the left point deflected twice on its way past Mason.

Rendulic scored on a one-timer from the high slot that hit off a Flyer and beat Mason high at 14:17 of the second.

Game Notes

Colorado hosts Edmonton on Friday ... Philly plays in Carolina on Friday ... The Avs were 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Flyers went 2-for-5 ... The Flyers have lost seven in a row in Colorado, last winning on Dec. 27, 2002.

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