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Oilers 3, Avalanche 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 3, Avalanche 1
Edmonton Oilers 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Three Stars of the Game
Devan Dubnyk
1st
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 41TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 32-32
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .976SH: 3-3
Ryan Smyth
2nd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:56
Ryan O'Reilly
3rd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:10

DENVER (AP) - Devan Dubnyk had a season-high 40 saves and defensemen Cam Barker and Andy Sutton each scored their first goals of the season, leading the Edmonton Oilers past the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night.

Ryan Smyth added a goal and two assists to help Edmonton win its fourth straight.

Ryan O'Reilly scored for Colorado, which leads the league with six road wins but fell to 0-3 at home despite having a season-high 41 shots.

Both teams are off to good starts after finishing last season 29th (Colorado) and 30th (Edmonton) in the NHL last season. The game featured the first meeting between the top two picks in the NHL draft, Edmonton's No. 1 overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, the second overall selection.

In a taut defensive game, Barker broke through for the game's first score at 7:55 of the second period. With Edmonton on the power play, Barker took a pass from center Sam Gagner and skated across the crease before backhanding a shot past Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov.

Sutton gave made it 2-0 lead with 5:40 left in the period when his shot from the high slot found its way into the net over Varlamov's shoulder.

Colorado had several solid scoring chances but didn't convert until O'Reilly, with the Avalanche on their third power play of the game, put in a goal at 5:42 of the third to make it 2-1.

But just 27 seconds later, Edmonton regained its two-goal lead when Smyth scored his third of the season.

NOTES: Edmonton's defense has allowed only 14 goals in 10 games this season, an average of 1.4 goals per game. ... Barker's power-play score was the first allowed at home by the Avalanche penalty-killing unit. ... The game marked the first of six meetings this season between the Oilers and Avalanche, who split the series last year.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
07:55
EDM
PPG - Cam Barker (1) ASST: Sam Gagner (1), Ryan Smyth (4)
1 - 0 EDM
14:20
EDM
Andy Sutton (1) ASST: Lennart Petrell (1), Ryan Smyth (5)
2 - 0 EDM
3rd Period
05:42
COL
PPG - Ryan O'Reilly (1) ASST: Matt Duchene (4), Kyle Quincey (4)
2 - 1 EDM
06:09
EDM
Ryan Smyth (3) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (5), Ryan Jones (1)
3 - 1 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
09:54
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Holding the stick against  Milan Hejduk
2nd Period
03:25
EDM
Cam Barker  Interference against  David Jones
05:56
COL
Gabriel Landeskog  Interference on goalkeeper against  Devan Dubnyk
14:58
COL
Jay McClement  Hooking against  Tom Gilbert
18:51
COL
Chuck Kobasew  Elbowing against  Corey Potter
3rd Period
03:23
COL
Shane O'Brien  Misconduct (10 min)
03:23
COL
Shane O'Brien  Fighting (maj) against  Andy Sutton
03:23
EDM
Andy Sutton  Fighting (maj) against  Shane O'Brien
03:23
EDM
Andy Sutton  Elbowing against  Gabriel Landeskog
03:23
COL
Shane O'Brien  Instigator against  Andy Sutton
04:35
EDM
Cam Barker  Cross checking against  Matt Duchene
06:31
COL
Daniel Winnik  Interference against  Corey Potter
09:49
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Hi-sticking against  Erik Johnson
goalie stats
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
2-2-0
SA: 41TOI: 60:00
Saves: 40EV: 32 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .976SH: 3 - 3
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 19TOI: 57:57
Saves: 16EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .842SH: 0 - 0
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