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Oilers rout Avalanche

Feb 24, 2011 - 5:37 AM
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Devan Dubnyk made 38 stops and the Edmonton Oilers controlled the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, at Pepsi Center.

Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle both posted a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who have won four of their last five. Kurtis Foster, Dustin Penner and Sam Gagner also lit the lamp in the win.

"It's awesome when we have a goaltender that keeps us in it," said Hall. "It keeps us loose and we look forward to scoring for him. When I got that goal it felt good."

Milan Hejduk scored the lone goal for the Avalanche, who failed to build on Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Blues, which snapped a 10-game losing streak. Brian Elliott allowed all five goals on 31 shots.

"I felt we got the monkey off our back last night," said Hejduk. "We started good, we just could not bury one. Their power play was really good tonight."

Penner got the scoring started with 5:43 left in the first on the power play with his 21st goal of the year and Gagner scored on a quick shot from in front at the 7:08 mark of the second for a 2-0 lead.

Hall was at the right side of the net to poke home a rebound off an Eberle shot for another power play goal at the 15:49 mark of the second, but Colorado countered with a power-play goal of its own as Hejduk's quick shot from the right circle beat Dubnyk with 2:24 left in the middle frame.

Eberle scored on a wrister from the right circle that beat Elliott cleanly with 8:52 left in the game and Foster's goal less than two minutes later capped the scoring in the contest.

Game Notes

Edmonton hosts St. Louis on Friday...Colorado begins a three-game visit to the west coast on Saturday at Los Angeles...The Avs have lost six straight at home...Colorado defenseman Ryan O'Byrne got cut in the face by a skate behind the Avs goal in the first period and was taken to a hospital with facial lacerations...It was the 16th straight game the Avs have given up at least three goals.


    Feb 23 11:59 PM

  • Edmonton Goal - Kurtis Foster (5), from Tom Gilbert and Taylor Hall at 12:55.

    Oilers 5, Avalanche 1  3rd - 7:05Feb 23 11:46 PM

  • Edmonton Goal - Jordan Eberle (14), from Andrew Cogliano and Theo Peckham at 11:08.

    Oilers 4, Avalanche 1  3rd - 8:52Feb 23 11:43 PM

    End of 2nd

    Feb 23 11:09 PM

  • Colorado Power-Play Goal - Milan Hejduk (19), from Matt Duchene and John-Michael Liles at 17:36.

    Oilers 3, Avalanche 1  2nd - 2:24Feb 23 11:06 PM

  • Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Taylor Hall (21), from Jordan Eberle and Tom Gilbert at 15:49.

    Oilers 3, Avalanche 0  2nd - 4:11Feb 23 11:02 PM

  • Edmonton Goal - Sam Gagner (13), from Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Jones at 7:07.

    Oilers 2, Avalanche 0  2nd - 12:53Feb 23 10:44 PM

    End of 1st

    Feb 23 10:17 PM

  • Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Dustin Penner (21), from Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky at 14:16.

    Oilers 1, Avalanche 0  1st - 5:44Feb 23 10:05 PM

    1st Period - 20:00

    Feb 23 9:39 PM
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