O'Reilly returns, but Blue Jackets beat Avs in OT

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Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Artem Anisimov scored 2:26 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory that spoiled Ryan O'Reilly's season debut with the Colorado Avalanche.

The return of O'Reilly did nothing to remedy a road penalty kill that remains dreadful.

PA Parenteau scored the lone Colorado goal, but took a hooking penalty in the extra session that led to Anisimov's game-winner.

Having one player break his stick only made things worse for an Avalanche club that entered play with the league's worst road penalty-kill percentage (65.1).

Anisimov beat Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who remains winless in games not played at Pepsi Center, with a wrist shot from the right circle to give Columbus just its second win in nine games.

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