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Avalanche 3, Oilers 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Oilers 2, SO
Colorado Avalanche 3, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Darcy Tucker scored on a two-man advantage with 10.7 seconds left in regulation, then added the winner in the fifth round of a shootout in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Colorado's Wojtek Wolski and Edmonton's Sam Gagner also scored in the shootout, both in the first round.

Former Oilers star Ryan Smyth added a goal in regulation for Colorado. The Avalanche has won three straight after losing five in a row.

Robert Nilsson and Liam Reddox had regulation goals for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost two straight games and four of their last six.

With the Oilers protecting a 2-1 lead late in the third period, the Avs tied it following penalties to Fernando Pisani and Ethan Moreau. With goalie Peter Budaj on the bench, the Avs had a 6-on-3 skating advantage when Tucker redirected a point shot past Dwayne Roloson to send the game to extra time.

Shawn Horcoff, Edmonton's fifth shooter, had a chance to extend the shootout, but fired a harmless shot that Budaj redirected with his right pad.

Edmonton struck first just shy of seven minutes into the game. Tom Gilbert's power-play point shot struck Nilsson in front, but the forward grabbed the loose puck and hooked it past Budaj.

Colorado tied it four minutes later when Smyth crashed the net and slid his own rebound under Roloson while being knocked down. It was Smyth's first career goal against his former team.

The Oilers regained the lead seven minutes into the second period when Reddox, playing in his second NHL game, scored his first NHL goal. He grabbed the puck from behind the Avalanche net and chipped it over Budaj's glove.

Notes: Colorado captain Joe Sakic (back) missed his second game in a row. ... Dustin Penner and Kyle Brodziak were healthy scratches for the Oilers. ... The game was the 1,000th in the regular season for Colorado since the team moved to Denver from Quebec City in 1995.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:44
EDM
PPG - Robert Nilsson (3) ASST: Tom Gilbert (7), Shawn Horcoff (4)
1 - 0 EDM
11:18
COL
Ryan Smyth (5) ASST: Milan Hejduk (6), Paul Stastny (12)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
07:25
EDM
Liam Reddox (1) ASST: Fernando Pisani (4), Andrew Cogliano (3)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
19:49
COL
PPG - Darcy Tucker (4) ASST: Jordan Leopold (4), Ruslan Salei (3)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCOLEDMTOTAL
1W. Wolski
S. Gagner
1 - 1
2M. Hejduk
A. Hemsky
1 - 1
3M. Svatos
R. Nilsson
1 - 1
4R. Smyth
M. Pouliot
1 - 1
5D. Tucker
S. Horcoff
2 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
05:00
COL
Marek Svatos  Tripping against  Robert Nilsson
19:22
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Tripping against  Darcy Tucker
2nd Period
04:35
COL
TJ Hensick  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
15:39
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Tripping against  Darcy Tucker
19:57
COL
Marek Svatos  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
3rd Period
03:34
COL
Darcy Tucker  Tripping against  Steve Staios
18:01
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hooking against  Jordan Leopold
19:35
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Tripping against  Marek Svatos
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 35TOI: 63:31
Saves: 33EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .943SH: 0 - 0
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
2-2-2
SA: 32TOI: 64:56
Saves: 30EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0
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