Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild - NBC Sports

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild
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Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
April 18, 2014, 1:01 am

DENVER (AP) Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy's postseason debut behind the bench.

The Hall of Fame goaltender led the Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles as a player.

Erik Haula, Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild.

Game 2 is Saturday.

Stastny beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a close-in wrist shot in overtime, the same type of play Stastny used to tie the game in regulation.

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