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Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1 (OT)

Dec. 28, 2002 at 12:08 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Defenseman Eric Desjardins set up the tying goal with 4:17 remaining in regulation before scoring 98 seconds into overtime Friday night to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over Colorado.

The Avalanche had a five-game home unbeaten streak snapped.

After replacing Bob Hartley as coach on Dec. 19, Tony Granato led the Avalanche to three wins before suffering his first defeat, 3-2, in St. Louis Thursday night.

The game was scoreless until Milan Hejduk netted his 16th goal 3:31 into the third to extend his points streak to a career-high 10 games and put Colorado on the road to its fifth win in seven contests.

But Jeremy Roenick scored late in the third to send the game to overtime and Desjardins beat goaltender David Aebischer at 1:38 to give Philadelphia just its second win in the last 11 road contests against the Colorado franchise.

Roman Cechmanek turned aside 34 shots for the Flyers, who improved to 5-1-2-0 in their last eight overall.

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