Colorado Wins In OT

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2002 Playoffs

Peter Forsberg scored 6:24 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings and a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

"It's just unbelievable," Colorado coach Bob Hartley said. "Even after missing the whole year, he continues to rise up to challenges and pressure. He's the full package as a player."

The officials appeared to miss a clear offsides call on the winning goal, which was scored on a breakaway as the Red Wings got caught on a line change.

"It was a quick play, a hard call," Detroit coach Scotty Bowman said. "You're not going to cry over a call like that."

Colorado can eliminate the Red Wings in Game 6 Wednesday night at home.

"We have to play smarter," said Detroit's Steve Yzerman. "We have to play our positions. We can't go running all over the ice."

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