Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Colorado Avalanche Logo and Header
News

Sakic, Avs Beat Oilers 3-2

Tuesday, 11.29.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Colorado Avalanche
X
Share with your Friends


Sakic, Avs Beat Oilers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- While climbing the NHL's all-time scoring list, Joe Sakic contributed to the Colorado Avalanche's ascent in the Northwest Division.

Sakic snapped a tie midway through the third period to lead the Avalanche to their third straight win, a 3-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers.

After Ian Laperriere gave Colorado a 2-0 lead with a pair of first-period goals, Edmonton answered in the second with tallies by defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron and Michael Peca, who snapped a 15-game drought.

But after a turnover by blue-liner Igor Ulanov, Sakic fired a snap shot from the right faceoff dot that glanced off the left shoulder of rookie goaltender Mike Morrison and into the net at 11:23 for his 10th goal of the season and a 3-2 edge.

The tally was the 1,426th career point for Sakic, who moved ahead of Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier for 12th place on the all-time list. It also was the Colorado captain's 552nd goal, four shy of Johnny Bucyk for 19th all-time.

Antti Laaksonen collected two assists and David Aebischer made 29 saves for the Avalanche, who improved to 3-2-0 against the Oilers and jumped into a second-place tie with the Calgary Flames in the Northwest, one point behind the Vancouver Canucks.

The reigning NHL Defensive Player of the Week, Morrison stopped just 14 shots for Edmonton, who had won three straight.

Ice Girls
Avs Alert
ColoradoAvalanche.com is the official Web site of the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado Avalanche and ColoradoAvalanche.com are trademarks of Colorado Avalanche, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, Inc. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.