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O’Reilly Scores Twice, Avs Win In OT

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The Colorado Avalanche celebrate their overtime victory against the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on a short handed goal by Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate their overtime victory against the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on a short handed goal by Ryan O’Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly scored two goals, including a short-handed tally 45 seconds into overtime, and the Avalanche earned a 4-3 NHL preseason victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night for Patrick Roy’s first win as Colorado’s coach.

The Avalanche rallied after Dwight King’s power-play goal at 38 seconds of the third period made it 3-1.

Steve Downie lifted the puck over sprawled goalie Martin Jones for a power-play goal at 3:20. O’Reilly made it 3-3 at 9:37 when he put in his rebound after taking a pass from Matt Duchene, who had three assists.

In overtime, O’Reilly spun around a defender near the net before knocking in a backhander for the winner.

The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead 26 seconds in on Andre Benoit’s goal, but the Kings answered 25 seconds later on a power-play tally by Justin Williams.

Williams also assisted on a goal by Nick Shore, a former University of Denver star.

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