Avs snap two-game losing streak

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Derek Morris scored at 2:24 of overtime,
helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-game losing streak with a
6-5 victory Thursday over the Calgary Flames.

Adam Foote, Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic, Teemu Selanne and Travis
Brigley also scored for the Avalanche, who rallied from 2-1 and 3-2
deficits before blowing leads of 4-3 and 5-4.

Andrew Ference scored at 11:53 of the third to tie it 5-5 and
force overtime. Brigley scored at 5:55 to give Colorado a 5-4 lead.

Oleg Saprykin had two goals, and Shean Donovan and Jordan
Leopold also scored for the Flames, who had won three straight.

David Aebischer made 27 saves for the Avalanche, and Miikka
Kiprusoff stopped 19 shots for the Flames.

Trailing 4-3 after two periods, Saprykin tied it for Calgary
1:02 into the third period before Brigley and Ference traded goals.

Sakic scored at 13:09 and Selanne added a goal at 17:10 as
Colorado turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead.

Leopold gave Calgary a 3-2 lead at 7:45 of the second.

Foote opened the scoring just 1:02 in the game but Donovan tied
it at 5:52 with a short-handed goal. Saprykin put the Flames up at
9:39 before Hejduk made it 2-2 at 12:19.<
^Notes@: Colorado D Karlis Skrastins played his 291st consecutive
game, the longest active streak in the NHL. ... Colorado LW Jordan
Krestanovich, recalled from Hershey of the AHL on Nov. 23, returned
to the Pengrowth Saddledome where he played for Calgary of the
Western Hockey League. ... The Avalanche had seven players out of
the lineup due to injuries including C Peter Forsberg (abdomen) and
LW Paul Kariya (wrist).wrist