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Colorado rallies to top Islanders

Nov 11, 2011 - 6:36 AM
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Kyle Quincey scored 2:39 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the New York Islanders, 4-3, at Pepsi Center.

Colorado forward Daniel Winnik was called for goaltender interference late in regulation. The Avalanche killed the penalty that bled into the extra session, then went on a power play when Islanders netminder Al Montoya clipped a Colorado player with a high stick.

On the winning goal, Quincey took advantage of a screen by David Jones and ripped a shot from up high that found the twine.

"Jonesy did a great job in front," Quincey said. "If (Montoya) sees that shot, he probably saves it. Jonesy did all the work there. Huge win for the boys."

Quincey, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk each finished with a goal and an assist for Colorado, which avoided a fifth straight loss. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves to pick up the win.

Josh Bailey, Brian Rolston and Michael Grabner lit the lamp for the Islanders, who have just one win in their last nine games. Montoya made a career-high 47 saves in defeat.

New York led 3-0 until the final minute of the second period. Stastny banged home a rebound on a 5-on-3 power play with 21 seconds remaining to initiate the comeback.

A shot by Hejduk trickled past Montoya at the 6:07 mark of the third. Jan Hejda tied it at three when his long shot eluded the former first-round pick just past the midway point.

"We weren't a confident group after they scored their second goal," Rolston admitted. "That is the time that we have to be confident and make confident plays with the puck. We didn't do that and that is something that needs to be stressed, for sure."

Bailey opened the scoring on a power play with 4:24 left in the first period. After winning the faceoff, Bailey went to the front of the net and redirected a shot from defenseman Mark Streit.

The Islanders made it 2-0 when Rolston gathered P.A. Parenteau's pass from behind the net and fired a shot past Giguere 34 seconds into the second period.

Grabner tapped in a feed from Matt Moulson at the eight-minute mark.

Game Notes

The Avalanche recorded over 50 shots for the first time since November 12, 2002 versus Columbus...Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak against the Islanders...The Avalanche improved to 5-0-0 against the Eastern Conference this season...Giguere posted his 234th career victory, tying Eddie Johnston for 50th place on the NHL's all-time list...The Islanders remain winless on the road this season (0-3-2).