NHL: Colorado 4, New York Islanders 3 (OT)

Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:36 AM

DENVER, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Kyle Quincey finished off a Colorado comeback by scoring in overtime Thursday to bring the Avalanche a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

The Islanders took a 3-0 lead midway through the second on a goal by Michael Graber, but Colorado rallied to end a four-game losing streak. The Islanders have dropped two in a row and their 11-point total is the lowest in the Eastern Conference.


Quincey scored the game-winner with 2:39 having gone by in overtime when he took advantage of a screen provided by David Jones. The goal came on the power play after New York goaltender Al Montoya was called for a high stick.

Paul Stastny began Colorado's comeback on a power-play goal with 21 seconds left in the middle period. Milan Hejduk brought the Avalanche within one 6:07 into the third and Jan Hejda tied it with a slap shot 4:28 later.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves to get the win, shutting down the Islanders for the final 32 minutes. Montoya allowed four goals on 51 shots.

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