|OTT||1||1||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|COL||1||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||3|
DENVER - Wojtek Wolski scored off his own rebound 80 seconds into overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Wolski shot a puck in from the blue line that bounced off the chest of Senators goalie Alex Auld. It caromed right back to a charging Wolski, who avoided some traffic in front of the net and knocked it in for his 12th goal of the season.
Ryan Shannon scored twice for the Senators as they finished their five-game road trip with a 4-0-1 mark. They also had their five-game winning streak come to a halt.
Shannon now has nine career goals, three of which are against the Avalanche.
The right winger spent most of the season playing for Binghamton of the American Hockey League before being called up on Feb. 4 to try to ignite a then-struggling Senators squad.
It was the first two-goal game of Shannon's career.
This will help settle his nerves. He's been concerned about not scoring since his promotion.
"I was pressing a little bit, trying to force shots, trying to shoot too hard," he said. "Tonight I kind of relaxed a little bit and found the net. It's settling."
Ottawa wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, scoring 30 seconds into the game as Shannon lined a routine shot right through Andrew Raycroft's legs.
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson took a puck to the jaw, but is hopeful that X-rays taken after the game reveals no damage. He was struck when a shot rolled off an Avalanche defenceman's stick midway through the third period, catching him squarely in the face.
"The teeth are okay, it's more of the jaw," Alfredsson said. "It will be sore tomorrow."
The Senators were playing their second game in as many nights, the fatigue showing late against the Avalanche.
"It was a gritty effort," said head coach Cory Clouston, who's 5-1-2 since replacing Craig Hartsburg on Feb. 2. "It was tough to lose it like that."
Notes: Colorado remains confident that captain Joe Sakic will return to the ice this season after he recovers from his back operation and three broken fingers ... Senators D Jason Smith played in his 1,000th career game, while F Nick Foligno suited up for his 100th ... Ottawa made its first visit to the Pepsi Center since Dec. 12, 2005 ... Avalanche F Ian Laperriere has scored in two straight games, while Ryan Smyth added his 19th of the season ... The Avalanche have played in a league-leading 33 one-goal games, going 20-12-1 ... The Senators have today off, then face the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200). Fewer than 1,500 tickets remain for the game.
|Ryan Shannon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Filip Kuba (27)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Ian Laperriere (7) Tip-in - ASST: Cody McCormick (10), Ben Guite (5)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Ryan Smyth (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Hannan (4), Milan Hejduk (23)|
2 - 1 COL
|PPG - Ryan Shannon (2) Snap shot - ASST: Brian Lee (8), Antoine Vermette (15)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Wojtek Wolski (12) Slapshot - ASST: Marek Svatos (14)|
3 - 2 COL
|Dany Heatley Boarding against Milan Hejduk|
|Ruslan Salei Hooking against Dany Heatley|
|Adam Foote Hi-sticking against Jarkko Ruutu|
|Nick Foligno Tripping against Cody McCormick|
|Cody McLeod Slashing against Alex Auld|
|Chris Phillips Roughing against Cody McLeod|
|Adam Foote Tripping against Dany Heatley|
|Mike Fisher Interference against Brett Clark|
|SA: 27||TOI: 61:20|
|Saves: 24||EV: 20 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .889||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 61:20|
|Saves: 20||EV: 17 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .909||SH: 1 - 1|