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Avalanche 3, Senators 2, OT

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:51 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Senators 2, OT
Ottawa Senators 2, Colorado Avalanche 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.
 

scoring summary
1st Period
00:30
OTT
Ryan Shannon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Filip Kuba (27)
1 - 0 OTT
17:05
COL
Ian Laperriere (7) Tip-in - ASST: Cody McCormick (10), Ben Guite (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:13
COL
Ryan Smyth (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Hannan (4), Milan Hejduk (23)
2 - 1 COL
04:45
OTT
PPG - Ryan Shannon (2) Snap shot - ASST: Brian Lee (8), Antoine Vermette (15)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
01:20
COL
Wojtek Wolski (12) Slapshot - ASST: Marek Svatos (14)
3 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:08
OTT
Dany Heatley  Boarding against  Milan Hejduk
11:40
COL
Ruslan Salei  Hooking against  Dany Heatley
2nd Period
04:39
COL
Adam Foote  Hi-sticking against  Jarkko Ruutu
05:40
OTT
Nick Foligno  Tripping against  Cody McCormick
07:22
COL
Cody McLeod  Slashing against  Alex Auld
07:22
OTT
Chris Phillips  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
18:15
COL
Adam Foote  Tripping against  Dany Heatley
18:50
OTT
Mike Fisher  Interference against  Brett Clark
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
11-13-6
SA: 27TOI: 61:20
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Andrew Raycroft
Andrew Raycroft
11-7-0
SA: 22TOI: 61:20
Saves: 20EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1