Avalanche 2, Lightning 1, OT

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 23, 2011
Matt Duchene scored late in overtime and Jean-Sebastien-Giguere stopped 29 shots to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Friday night. Ryan O'Reilly also scored for Colorado, which has won a team-record eight straight home games. Mathieu Garon had 27 saves and Pavel Kubina scored for Tampa Bay. Duchene got the winner when he sent a shot past Garon from the left side with 1:22 left in the extra session for his team-leading 12th goal of the season. TJ Galiardi nearly won it late in regulation when he had a short-handed breakaway chance with 1:51 left, but Garon made the save. O'Reilly had a goal waved off with 48 seconds left because he knocked it in with his glove. Paul Stastny hit the right post with 3:02 left in overtime.
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