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Edmonton
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38-35-9
Colorado
Avalanche
32-45-5

37 SOG
39 SOG
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game recap

Oilers 3, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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

DENVER (AP) - Shawn Horcoff broke a tie with 6:35 left, and Mathieu Garon made 37 saves in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Horcoff scored off a mad scramble in front of the Avalanche net, beating a sprawled-out Andrew Raycroft with a shot into the corner of the net.

Tom Gilbert and Sam Gagner also scored to help the Oilers snap a five-game losing streak at Pepsi Center, and hand the Avalanche their third straight loss. Tyler Arnason and T.J. Hensick scored for Colorado.

The Avalanche pulled Raycroft with 1:24 left, but couldn't slip anything past Garon, who was playing in his 200th career game.

Raycroft had 34 saves.

Colorado and Edmonton both lost the night before. The Oilers are 6-5 in the second game of back-to-back contests, while the Avalanche is 1-3-1.

Hensick scored the lone goal in the second period, while Ryan Smyth had a near chance short-handed at the end of the period.

Gilbert scored on a power play with 36.5 seconds remaining in the opening period to give the Oilers a 2-1 advantage.

Arnason tied it at 1 late in the first period, redirecting a shot just out of Garon's reach.

Oilers defenseman Steve Staios scored the first goal, blasting in a shot from just inside the blue line that beat Raycroft 2:10 into the game.

Notes: The Avalanche started an eight-game homestand, the second-longest in team history. Their stay at Pepsi Center spans 21 days, but will be interrupted by the All-Star break ... Avalanche forward Ian Laperriere missed his sixth straight game with a back injury, and forward David Jones was held out for a second consecutive night with a back injury ... Horcoff has 11 goals this season ... Gilbert had an assist on Horcoff's goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:10
EDM
Steve Staios (2) ASST: Erik Cole (10), Sam Gagner (13)
1 - 0 EDM
16:22
COL
Tyler Arnason (3) ASST: John-Michael Liles (16), Cody McLeod (2)
1 - 1 Tie
19:23
EDM
PPG - Tom Gilbert (3) ASST: Sheldon Souray (19), Marc-Antoine Pouliot (6)
2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
12:28
COL
TJ Hensick (3) ASST: Chris Stewart (4), Marek Svatos (11)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
13:25
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (11) ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (17), Kyle Brodziak (5)
3 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
06:44
COL
John-Michael Liles  Fighting (maj) against  Marc-Antoine Pouliot
06:44
EDM
Marc-Antoine Pouliot  Fighting (maj) against  John-Michael Liles
18:31
COL
Tyler Arnason  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
00:36
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Holding against  Scott Hannan
18:09
COL
Chris Stewart  Holding the stick against  Dustin Penner
3rd Period
04:17
EDM
Sam Gagner  Hooking against  Tyler Arnason
07:03
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Tripping against  Chris Stewart
08:29
COL
Ryan Smyth  Slashing against  Steve Staios
11:21
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Dustin Penner
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
6-8-0
SA: 39TOI: 59:57
Saves: 37EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .949SH: 2 - 2
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 37TOI: 58:47
Saves: 34EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .919SH: 0 - 0
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