|EDM||2||0||1||(0 - 0)||3|
|COL||1||1||0||(0 - 0)||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.
|Steve Staios (2) Slapshot - ASST: Erik Cole (10), Sam Gagner (13)|
1 - 0 EDM
|Tyler Arnason (3) Tip-in - ASST: John-Michael Liles (16), Cody McLeod (2)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Tom Gilbert (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Sheldon Souray (19), Marc-Antoine Pouliot (6)|
2 - 1 EDM
|TJ Hensick (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Stewart (4), Marek Svatos (11)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Shawn Horcoff (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (17), Kyle Brodziak (5)|
3 - 2 EDM
|John-Michael Liles Fighting (maj) against Marc-Antoine Pouliot|
|Marc-Antoine Pouliot Fighting (maj) against John-Michael Liles|
|Tyler Arnason Too many men/ice - bench|
|Andrew Cogliano Holding against Scott Hannan|
|Chris Stewart Holding the stick against Dustin Penner|
|Sam Gagner Hooking against Tyler Arnason|
|Ladislav Smid Tripping against Chris Stewart|
|Ryan Smyth Slashing against Steve Staios|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Dustin Penner|
|SA: 39||TOI: 59:57|
|Saves: 37||EV: 25 - 27|
|PIM: 0||PP: 10 - 10|
|SV%: .949||SH: 2 - 2|
|SA: 37||TOI: 58:47|
|Saves: 34||EV: 27 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .919||SH: 0 - 0|