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Avalanche 4, Oilers 3 (OT)

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 4, Oilers 3 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 3, Colorado Avalanche 4

DENVER (AP) - David Jones knocked in a rebound during a power play 3:57 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche finished the regular season on a winning note by beating the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, on Sunday.

The game marked the farewell performance of Avalanche captain Adam Foote, who announced Friday that he was retiring after 19 seasons in the NHL, all but two with the Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques franchise.

Foote, 39, a hard-hitting defenseman, was acknowledged with a rousing ovation from the crowd after he thanked fans for their support in a clip from his goodbye news conference that was shown during a break in the first period.

Trailing 3-2, Colorado pulled into a tie 30 seconds into the third period when Milan Hejduk beat goalie Nikolai Khabibulin with a shot from the slot that was set up by Matt Duchene's centering pass.

In overtime, Duchene sent a shot that caromed away from Khabibulin, and Jones sent it into the net with a backhander.

Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak, but still finished with the fewest wins (30) since the team moved to Denver from Quebec for the 1995-96 season. Edmonton joined them outside of the playoffs, finishing last in the NHL for the second consecutive season.

The Oilers got even at 2-2 on Kurtis Foster's power-play goal at 5:08 of the second period and regained the lead on Liam Reddox's goal at 12:28. Ryan Jones set up the goal when his shot got away from goalie Peter Budaj into the crease, where Reddox was able to slap it in.

Colorado's Ryan O'Reilly and Philippe Dupuis scored 50 seconds apart in the first period to give the Avalanche a 2-1 lead. Getting a feed in the slot from David Jones, O'Reilly drove the puck past Khabibulin at 4:24. Dupuis followed at 5:14, picking up a loose puck in the Edmonton zone and firing a shot from between the circles for an unassisted score.

Edmonton went on its first power play 25 seconds into the game after Mark Olver was sent to the penalty box for interference. The Oilers cashed in at 1:26 when Teemu Hartikainen's shot off a Colorado turnover got past Budaj.

NOTES: Avalanche players gave their game-worn jerseys to randomly selected fans in the culmination of the team's Fan Appreciation Day. ... Edmonton lost for the first time in three games in Denver this season. ... Hejduk has 757 points (357g/400a) with the Avalanche, moving him past Peter Forsberg into fourth place on the team's career scoring list. .. Reddox's goal was his first of the season following his recall on Jan. 3.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:26
EDM
PPG - Teemu Hartikainen (3) ASST: Linus Omark (21), Kurtis Foster (14)
1 - 0 EDM
04:24
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (13) ASST: David Jones (17), Daniel Winnik (15)
1 - 1 Tie
05:14
COL
Philippe Dupuis (6) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 COL
2nd Period
05:08
EDM
PPG - Kurtis Foster (8) ASST: Magnus Paajarvi (19), Linus Omark (22)
2 - 2 Tie
12:28
EDM
Liam Reddox (1) ASST: Ryan O'Marra (4)
3 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
00:30
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (22) ASST: Matt Duchene (39), David Jones (18)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
03:57
COL
PPG - David Jones (27) ASST: Matt Duchene (40), Milan Hejduk (34)
4 - 3 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
00:25
COL
Mark Olver  Interference against  Jeff Petry
07:02
EDM
Chris VandeVelde  Hooking against  Mark Olver
2nd Period
04:56
COL
Matt Duchene  Tripping against  Liam Reddox
13:15
EDM
Ryan O'Marra  Tripping against  Ryan O'Reilly
19:09
EDM
Theo Peckham  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Wilson
19:09
COL
Ryan Wilson  Fighting (maj) against  Theo Peckham
19:09
EDM
Theo Peckham  Elbowing against  Matt Duchene
3rd Period
08:13
EDM
Kurtis Foster  Hooking against  Cody McLeod
OT Period
03:11
EDM
Liam Reddox  Tripping against  Matt Duchene
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
10-32-4
SA: 25TOI: 63:57
Saves: 21EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .840SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 28TOI: 63:57
Saves: 25EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .893SH: 3 - 3
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