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Oilers 5, Avalanche 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 5, Avalanche 3
Edmonton Oilers 5, Colorado Avalanche 3

DENVER, (AP) -Tom Gilbert, Ryan Potulny and Dustin Penner each scored power-play goals while adding an assist apiece, and the Oilers handed the Colorado Avalanche its first home loss of the season, 5-3 on Sunday night.

Patrick O'Sullivan also netted a power-play tally, Andrew Cogliano scored, and Nikolai Khabibulin (7-7-1) made 34 saves to help Edmonton (8-8-1) end a three-game losing streak. The Oilers were 4-for-7 on the power play

Marek Svatos, T.J. Hensick and David Jones scored for Colorado, and Craig Anderson made 27 saves. The Avalanche (12-4-2), tied for NHL lead with San Jose with 26 points, had opened the season with six straight home wins.

Potulny converted a cross-ice pass from Gilbert to put the Oilers ahead 4-2 at 4:44 of the third period, but Jones answered for Colorado at 7:27 when Khabibulin was caught away from the crease. Cogliano finished the scoring with 3:20 to go.

Edmonton converted its first three power-play opportunities to take a 3-1 lead into the first intermission.

Comrie sent a backhander past Anderson 23 seconds into a boarding penalty on Svatos, who then tied it for the Avalanche at the eight-minute mark.

Gilbert's slap shot from the slot, which went through a screen and between Anderson's pads gave, Edmonton the lead at 14:48 while Ryan Wilson was off for a delay-of-game penalty.

Penner beat Anderson with 58 second left in the period to make it 3-1.

Hensick cut it to 3-2 with a rebound goal at 4:56 of the second period.

NOTES: Edmonton D Ladislav Smid was held out with the flu. ... LW Liam Reddox and C Ryan Potulny were in uniform for the Oilers after being recalled from Springfield of the AHL on Saturday. ... The Avalanche penalty kill ranked second in the NHL entering the game. ... Colorado D Scott Hannan left the game midway through the second period because of a bloody nose that started after he was hit in the face with a redirected puck. He returned at the start of the third period. ... Anderson shut out the Oilers 3-0 on Oct. 27 in Edmonton.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:47
EDM
PPG - Mike Comrie (5) ASST: Sam Gagner (7), Dustin Penner (11)
1 - 0 EDM
08:00
COL
Marek Svatos (4) ASST: Kyle Quincey (9), Paul Stastny (13)
1 - 1 Tie
14:48
EDM
PPG - Tom Gilbert (1) ASST: Robert Nilsson (3), Ryan Potulny (1)
2 - 1 EDM
19:02
EDM
PPG - Dustin Penner (10) ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (8), Lubomir Visnovsky (6)
3 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
04:56
COL
TJ Hensick (1) ASST: Brett Clark (6), Wojtek Wolski (7)
3 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
04:44
EDM
PPG - Ryan Potulny (1) ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (6), Tom Gilbert (3)
4 - 2 EDM
07:27
COL
David Jones (6) ASST: Cody McLeod (3), Paul Stastny (14)
4 - 3 EDM
16:40
EDM
Andrew Cogliano (3) ASST: Liam Reddox (1), Steve Staios (1)
5 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
04:24
COL
Marek Svatos  Boarding against  Liam Reddox
05:35
EDM
Patrick O'Sullivan  Slashing against  Kyle Quincey
06:39
EDM
Jason Strudwick  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
06:39
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Jason Strudwick
13:40
COL
Ryan Wilson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
18:41
COL
Chris Stewart  Interference against  Patrick O'Sullivan
19:48
COL
Marek Svatos  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
01:58
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Hooking against  Wojtek Wolski
09:09
EDM
Mike Comrie  Cross checking against  Adam Foote
16:48
EDM
Zack Stortini  Slashing against  Philippe Dupuis
3rd Period
04:03
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Lubomir Visnovsky
10:42
COL
Philippe Dupuis  Charging against  Jason Strudwick
14:31
COL
Marek Svatos  Too many men/ice - bench
20:00
COL
Adam Foote  Game misconduct
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
7-7-1
SA: 37TOI: 59:56
Saves: 34EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 12
SV%: .919SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 32TOI: 58:44
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 9
SV%: .844SH: 0 - 0
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