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Avalanche win on accidental goal by Sharks

| April 19, 2010 9:00 PM

Ryan O'Reilly was credited with a bizarre goal 51 seconds into overtime following an errant clear by defenseman Dan Boyle, giving the Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 victory over San Jose on Sunday night at Denver and a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference series.

Evgeni Nabokov didn't have much a chance on the winner. He was hugging the post when Boyle tried to send the puck around the boards as O'Reilly pursued him. The puck wound up sneaking in between Nabokov and the post.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Denver.

Flyers 3, Devils 2, OT: Dan Carcillo scored 3:35 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over visiting New Jersey for a 2-1 advantage in the Eastern Conference series.

Carcillo knocked in a rebound off Mike Richards' shot for his first goal of the postseason. The Flyers pounded goalie Martin Brodeur all game and outshot the Devils 6-1 in the brief overtime.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Penguins 4, Senators 2: Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, Evgeni Malkin scored his third playoff goal, and Pittsburgh won at Ottawa to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Ottawa.

Coyotes 4, Red Wings 2: Petr Prucha and Radim Vrbata scored midway through the third period, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves to help Phoenix win at Detroit and take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference series.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Detroit.

Blackhawks 2, Predators 0: Antti Niemi made 23 saves for a shutout in his second career playoff game, Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane scored and Chicago beat visiting Nashville to tie the Western Conference series at a game apiece.

Games 3 and 4 are Tuesday and Thursday nights in Nashville.

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