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Avalanche Falls to Oilers to Begin Road Trip

Thursday, 12.05.2013 / 11:12 PM

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Avalanche Falls to Oilers to Begin Road Trip
Colorado Avalanche 2, Edmonton Oilers 8
Three Stars of the Game
Taylor Hall
1st
Taylor Hall
G: 3Shots: 7
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 4PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 20:12
Devan Dubnyk
2nd
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 35TOI: 59:58
GA: 2EV: 26-28
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: .943SH: 1-1
Ales Hemsky
3rd
Ales Hemsky
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 13:27

EDMONTON -- Taylor Hall scored a hat trick, and Ryan Smyth set up three goals in the Edmonton Oilers' 8-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at Rexall Place.

Smyth set up goals by Ales Hemsky, Mark Arcobello and Jordan Eberle to finish with three points. Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves for his eighth win of the year.

The Oilers got off to a quick start, scoring three goals in the first period, after making three changes to the lineup in calling up a pair of defensemen and a center from their American Hockey League affiliate in Oklahoma City.

Hall scored two of his three goals in the first, and Hemsky added another to send Edmonton into the first intermission with a 3-0 lead.

David Perron and Sam Gagner also scored for the Oilers (10-18-12), who won for only the fourth time in 13 games at home this season.

Nick Holden and PA Parenteau scored for the Avalanche (19-7-0), who went into the game having won two straight and five of their past six.

Hall scored the opening goal of the game 3:44 into the first period, getting to a loose puck behind the Avalanche defense for a breakaway and beating goaltender Semyon Varlamov though the pads.

Hall scored his second of the period at 17:42, one-timing a Justin Schultz pass over Varlamov. The goal came on the tail end of an extended two-man advantage.

Hemsky added a third before the second penalty expired at 17:57, taking a pass from Smyth in front and getting around Varlamov.

The Avalanche had to make due without Jan Hejda for the majority of the game after the defenseman left with a knee injury after crashing into the boards midway through the first period.

In the second period, Holden, who grew up in neighboring St. Albert, Alberta, cut into the lead at 4:20 when his shot bounced off Nail Yakupov's skate and past Dubnyk.

The goal initially was credited to Nathan MacKinnon, who was battling for position in front of the Oilers net, but the scoring was changed on review.

Parenteau cut the lead to 3-2 at 9:28, picking up a rebound in front of Dubnyk, skating around the goaltender and putting it into an empty net.

Dubnyk made the initial save on a shot by Gabriel Landeskog, but the rebound went right to Parenteau, who easily scored into the gaping net.

Perron scored at 12:06 of the second to give the Oilers a two-goal cushion heading into the third.

At 8:55 of the third, Arcobello increased the Oilers' lead to 5-2, taking a pass from Smyth in front and lifting a shot over Varlamov.

Eberle scored the Oilers' sixth goal at 15:19, also converting a feed from Smyth. Gagner scored at 18:30, before Hall picked up his hat trick at 19:49.

The Avalanche continue its three-game road trip Friday against the Calgary Flames. Colorado closes its Canadian swing Sunday in Vancouver.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:44
EDM
Taylor Hall (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Philip Larsen (5)
1 - 0 EDM
17:42
EDM
PPG - Taylor Hall (9) Slapshot - ASST: Justin Schultz (8), Jordan Eberle (15)
2 - 0 EDM
17:57
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (5), Mark Arcobello (12)
3 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
04:20
COL
Nick Holden (2) Deflected shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (9)
3 - 1 EDM
09:28
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (12), Erik Johnson (7)
3 - 2 EDM
12:06
EDM
David Perron (12) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
08:55
EDM
Mark Arcobello (3) Snap shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (11), Ryan Smyth (6)
5 - 2 EDM
15:19
EDM
Jordan Eberle (10) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (7), David Perron (12)
6 - 2 EDM
18:30
EDM
Sam Gagner (3) Snap shot - ASST: Taylor Hall (14)
7 - 2 EDM
19:49
EDM
PPG - Taylor Hall (10) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (16), Corey Potter (3)
8 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
06:02
EDM
Ryan Jones  Holding against  Cody McLeod
06:48
EDM
Corey Potter  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
15:51
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Slashing against  David Perron
16:10
COL
Marc-Andre Cliche  Broken stick against  Nail Yakupov
18:39
EDM
David Perron  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
07:07
COL
Jamie McGinn  Interference against  David Perron
10:15
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Hooking against  Taylor Hall
10:15
EDM
Taylor Hall  Diving against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
12:38
COL
Nick Holden  Tripping against  Luke Gazdic
14:15
COL
Andre Benoit  Slashing against  David Perron
3rd Period
02:34
COL
Patrick Bordeleau  Fighting (maj) against  Luke Gazdic
02:34
EDM
Luke Gazdic  Fighting (maj) against  Patrick Bordeleau
02:34
COL
Patrick Bordeleau  Charging against  Ryan Jones
02:34
EDM
Luke Gazdic  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Patrick Bordeleau
05:38
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Roughing against  Nathan MacKinnon
06:29
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Hi-sticking against  Corey Potter
13:02
EDM
David Perron  Holding the stick against  Tyson Barrie
16:32
EDM
Martin Marincin  Holding the stick against  Maxime Talbot
18:18
COL
Nathan MacKinnon  Hi-sticking against  Corey Potter
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 28TOI: 58:45
Saves: 20EV: 13 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 10
SV%: .714SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
8-12-1
SA: 35TOI: 59:58
Saves: 33EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .943SH: 1 - 1
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