When Jean-Sebastien Giguere skated to the bench with two minutes and 33 seconds left in the third period of a one-goal game, probably much of Avalanche nation went “Is Patrick Roy crazy?”

Yes, crazy like a fox. Let Monday night be remembered as the night the Avalanche coach gambled and won in a risky decision to pull Giguere for the extra skater that turned the one-goal deficit into a 2-1 overtime win for the rolling Avalanche over the New Jersey Devils.

With nothing working to that point in the Avs' quest to put a puck past Devils goalie Cory Schneider, Roy implemented a variation of the “Why not us?” motto of this year's team.

“Why wait? Might as well know right away,” Roy said, after Ryan O'Reilly won the game at 28 seconds of OT, tapping home Matt Duchene's setup pass with the Avs on a 4-on-3 power play. “(We) had the line I thought would be best for us to score the goal. But I won't take credit for this. The players did it.”

To set the scene better: Schneider and the Devils were trying to hold on, but looking a little weary as the Avs pressed the attack in their end. Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and P.A. Parenteau were doing a nice job of cycling the puck, so Roy called for Giguere to come off the ice to make it a 6-on-5. Landeskog dished the puck up top to Tyson Barrie, who really stepped into a one-timer from inside the blue line that nevertheless was going wide left. Parenteau was camped out in the left crease area, though, and redirected the puck home with 1:47 left for his first goal since Dec. 6.