Colorado Avalanche Logo and Header
Edmonton
Oilers
38-35-9
Colorado
Avalanche
32-45-5

24 SOG
27 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
EDM
COL
  • Preview
  • Watch
  • Ice Tracker
  • Boxscore
  • Recap
  • photos (25)
game recap

Oilers 8, Avalanche 1

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:52 PM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Oilers 8, Avalanche 1
Edmonton Oilers 8, Colorado Avalanche 1

DENVER (AP) -Sam Gagner had three goals and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 8-1 on Thursday night.

The eight goals were a season high for Edmonton and also the most allowed by Colorado this year.

Ethan Moreau, Shawn Horcoff, Fernando Pisani, Ales Kotalik and Sheldon Souray also scored, and Dwayne Roloson, making his franchise-record 26th straight start, made 16 saves in the third period and finished with 26.

With the victory, the Oilers moved into seventh place in the Western Conference - a point ahead of Nashville. The Predators played at San Jose in a late game.

Cody McLeod scored for Colorado, which moved closer to being eliminated from playoff contention for only the second time in 13 seasons since moving from Quebec to Colorado. With 10 games left, the Avs are 12 points out of playoff contention.

Colorado, playing without three injured defensemen and top-line center Paul Stastny (foot), struggled to find any offense, taking only 11 shots through two periods.

Despite being outshot 16-8 in the third period, the Oilers scored four times in the final 11 minutes to cruise past their Northwest Division rivals.

Leading 2-1 after the first period, the Oilers broke the game open with goals on consecutive shots late in the second. Pisani scored on a wicked one-timer through traffic at 14:35, and Gagner poked home a shot from near the right goal post to put Edmonton up 4-1 at 15:39.

Playing without Stastny, forward Darcy Tucker (back) and defensemen Adam Foote (head), Ruslan Salei (foot) and Daniel Tjarnqvist (forehead), the Avalanche never threatened in the final period.

Kotalik, Gagner and Souray added to Colorado goalie Peter Budaj's forgettable night, scoring four times in a 7:58 span. Budaj, who had allowed six goals in his previous five starts, finished with 16 saves.

The Avalanche tied the game 1-1 when McLeod scored from a tough angle near the bottom of the right faceoff circle, but Edmonton took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission when Horcoff scored from in close on a power play at 9:38.

Notes: Horcoff's goal gave him 331 career points and moved him into a tie with Oilers coach Craig MacTavish for 13th on the Edmonton career list. ... Gagner extended his points streak to five games (four goals, four assists). ... Avalanche rookie Chris Stewart sustained a head injury in the second period and did not return. ... Edmonton is 20-0-1 when leading after two periods.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:02
EDM
Ethan Moreau (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Brodziak (13), Dustin Penner (16)
1 - 0 EDM
06:28
COL
Cody McLeod (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Ian Laperriere (11), Ben Guite (7)
1 - 1 Tie
09:38
EDM
PPG - Shawn Horcoff (16) Backhand shot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (25), Tom Gilbert (35)
2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
14:35
EDM
Fernando Pisani (4) Slapshot - ASST: Liam Reddox (6), Tom Gilbert (36)
3 - 1 EDM
15:39
EDM
Sam Gagner (11) Snap shot - ASST: Robert Nilsson (15), Ales Kotalik (20)
4 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
09:22
EDM
Ales Kotalik (14) Tip-in - ASST: Sam Gagner (20), Robert Nilsson (16)
5 - 1 EDM
12:31
EDM
PPG - Sam Gagner (12) Tip-in - ASST: Ales Kotalik (21), Sheldon Souray (26)
6 - 1 EDM
16:43
EDM
Sheldon Souray (21) Slapshot - ASST: Steve Staios (11), Dustin Penner (17)
7 - 1 EDM
17:20
EDM
Sam Gagner (13) Slapshot - ASST: Robert Nilsson (17), Ales Kotalik (22)
8 - 1 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
04:18
EDM
Patrick O'Sullivan  Slashing against  Ryan Smyth
07:51
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Sheldon Souray
09:46
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Interference against  TJ Hensick
19:08
COL
Ben Guite  Interference against  Sheldon Souray
2nd Period
03:11
COL
Michael Vernace  Holding against  Ethan Moreau
3rd Period
06:04
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Hooking against  Tyler Arnason
11:30
COL
Ian Laperriere  Elbowing against  Ladislav Smid
17:42
COL
Cody McLeod  Elbowing against  Andrew Cogliano
17:42
COL
Cody McLeod  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Andrew Cogliano
17:42
COL
Cody McLeod  Misconduct (10 min) against  Andrew Cogliano
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
25-17-9
SA: 27TOI: 59:56
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 12 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .667SH: 2 - 2
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.