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Avalanche 5, Oilers 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

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Avalanche 5, Oilers 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Colorado Avalanche 5
Three Stars of the Game
Stefan Elliott
1st
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:36
Shane O'Brien
2nd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 20:21
Ryan O'Reilly
3rd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:41

DENVER (AP) - Stefan Elliott scored his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov had 31 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Saturday night.

Paul Stastny, Shane O'Brien, Jan Heda and Jay McClement had a goal each, and Ryan O'Reilly, Milan Hejduk and Chuck Kobasew had two assists apiece as the Avalanche snapped a two-game home skid.

Ryan Jones had a goal and an assist, Ladislav Smid also had a goal and Devan Dubnyk had 24 saves for Edmonton.

The Avalanche trailed 2-1 before exploding for four goals in the third period. They scored two goals in a 1:58 span early in the frame to take the lead. They tied it with O'Brien's power-play goal, his first of the season, and Elliot made it 3-2 with his first NHL goal with 11:56 left.

Hejda scored his second goal of the season with 3:40 left, and Stastny added an empty net goal with 1:53 remaining to seal it. It was his seventh goal of the season.

Edmonton's Ryan Jones broke a 1-1 tie when he scored on a rebound 2:24 into the second period, his sixth goal of the season.

Smid gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead with his first goal in nearly two years. Jones carried the puck deep into the Colorado zone and drew Varlamov out of position. The goalie scrambled to get back into the crease but skated into O'Brien, and Smid scored into an unguarded net 2:59 into the game.

The Avalanche got even when McClement scored 1:36 later. Kobasew brought the puck into the Edmonton zone but Dubnyk made the save. The rebound came out to McClement, who shot it over a sprawled-out Dubnyk for his third goal of the season.

The Oilers suffered a blow when left wing Taylor Hall left the game after suffering a left shoulder injury in the first period. Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, has seven goals and 18 assists in 22 games this season.

Notes: Colorado has allowed just two power-play goals in the last 24 chances. ...Smid's last goal came Dec. 5, 2009, a span of 124 games. ...Oilers LW Ryan Smyth had his six-game point streak snapped.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:59
EDM
Ladislav Smid (1) ASST: Sam Gagner (5), Ryan Jones (5)
1 - 0 EDM
04:35
COL
Jay McClement (3) ASST: Chuck Kobasew (2), Matt Duchene (8)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
02:24
EDM
Ryan Jones (6) ASST: Eric Belanger (6), Sam Gagner (6)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
06:06
COL
PPG - Shane O'Brien (1) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (11), Milan Hejduk (7)
2 - 2 Tie
08:03
COL
Stefan Elliott (1) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (12)
3 - 2 COL
16:19
COL
Jan Hejda (2) ASST: Chuck Kobasew (3), David Jones (6)
4 - 2 COL
18:07
COL
EN - Paul Stastny (7) ASST: Milan Hejduk (8)
5 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
17:40
COL
Kyle Quincey  Cross checking against  Taylor Hall
2nd Period
03:55
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
18:37
EDM
Ryan Jones  Hooking against  Daniel Winnik
3rd Period
01:11
COL
Matt Duchene  Tripping against  Ryan Smyth
03:12
EDM
Ryan Whitney  Holding against  Chuck Kobasew
04:46
EDM
Jeff Petry  Slashing against  Gabriel Landeskog
goalie stats
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
3-5-0
SA: 28TOI: 59:44
Saves: 24EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .857SH: 1 - 1
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .939SH: 0 - 0
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