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Oilers 5, Avalanche 4, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 5, Avalanche 4, OT
Colorado Avalanche 4, Edmonton Oilers 5

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ryan Whitney scored at 3:50 of overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 victory over the playoff-bound Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Whitney pinched in from the point, took a perfect pass from Dustin Penner and beat goalie Peter Budaj for Edmonton's ninth victory in its last 11 home games.

Matt Hendricks tied it at 4 for Colorado with 7:02 left in regulation.

After Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly and Marek Svatos scored in the first 8:58 to give the Avalanche a 3-0 lead, the Oilers rallied to take the lead.

Shawn Horcoff and Penner had first-period goals, Mike Comrie tied it on a power play in the second, and Andrew Cogliano made it 4-3 at 6:08 of the third.

The Avalanche clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with shootout victory in Vancouver.

NOTES: Colorado rested captain Adam Foote, forwards Paul Stastny, Milan Hejduk and TJ Galiardi, defenseman Scott Hannan and goalie Craig Anderson. ... Colorado forward Peter Mueller remains out indefinitely because of a concussion.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:33
COL
Matt Duchene (24) Wrist shot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (24), Ryan Wilson (16)
1 - 0 COL
04:57
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (8) Snap shot - ASST: Cody McLeod (10), Ruslan Salei (4)
2 - 0 COL
08:58
COL
Marek Svatos (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Darcy Tucker (14), Kyle Quincey (23)
3 - 0 COL
13:59
EDM
PPG - Shawn Horcoff (13) Snap shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (22), Ethan Moreau (9)
3 - 1 COL
18:12
EDM
Dustin Penner (32) Backhand shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (23)
3 - 2 COL
2nd Period
06:02
EDM
PPG - Mike Comrie (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (22), Aaron Johnson (6)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
06:10
EDM
Andrew Cogliano (10) Snap shot - ASST: Dustin Penner (30)
4 - 3 EDM
12:58
COL
Matt Hendricks (9) Backhand shot - ASST: Cody McLeod (11), John-Michael Liles (25)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
03:50
EDM
Ryan Whitney (6) Snap shot - ASST: Dustin Penner (31), Andrew Cogliano (17)
5 - 4 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
12:16
COL
Ruslan Salei  Tripping against  Dustin Penner
2nd Period
04:44
COL
Chris Stewart  Too many men/ice - bench
12:01
EDM
Dean Arsene  Holding against  Ryan Stoa
3rd Period
02:18
EDM
Dean Arsene  Tripping against  Darcy Tucker
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 45TOI: 63:50
Saves: 40EV: 39 - 42
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 2
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1
Jeff Deslauriers
Jeff Deslauriers
16-27-4
SA: 35TOI: 63:50
Saves: 31EV: 28 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .886SH: 0 - 0
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