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Liles lifts Avalanche past Oilers

Mar 15, 2009 - 5:41 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche played the spoiler role to perfection, though that's not the way they look at it.

John-Michael Liles scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Avalanche a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

"We're not looking at it as being spoilers right now, we're just looking to win as many games as we can," Colorado coach Tony Granato said.

Darcy Tucker and Paul Stastny also scored for the Avalanche, coming off a win over the playoff-contending Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. With the victory, Colorado moved out of the Western Conference basement - a point ahead of Phoenix.

"We're not worried about who we are playing or where they are in the standings," Granato said. "We're worried about wining the games and still trying to climb as high as we can and play as hard as we can all the way to the end."

Robert Nilsson and Sheldon Souray scored for Edmonton. The Oilers lost for the third straight time in overtime to drop from seventh to a tie for eighth with Nashville in the Western Conference.

"It was just a missed opportunity early," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We had a great opportunity to win the game early, but after that it was just poor playmaking. We didn't make enough plays from breakouts on through. And the faceoffs, it's hard to sustain anything when you can't win those.

"It's a point, but it wasn't a great effort."

Nilsson opened the scoring for Edmonton at 3:09 of the first period, and Tucker tied it on a power play with 4:58 left in the period. Stastny added a power-play goal at 4:20 of the third, and Souray tied it with 5:20 left in regulation.








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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Edmonton, Robert Nilsson 9 (Unassisted),
    3:09. 2, Colorado, Darcy Tucker 7 (power play) (Chris Stewart,
    John-Michael Liles)15:02. Penalties: C Stewart, Col (major fighting),
    6:34; T Peckham, Edm (major figh

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    COLORADO 3
    EDMONTON 2
    OT: COL - JOHN-MICHAEL LILES 10 (MAREK SVATOS, SCOTT HANNAN) 0:42

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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
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    EDMONTON 1 0 1 2 GOING INTO OT
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    1ST PRD: EDM - ROBERT NILSSON 9 (UNASSISTED) 3:09
    COL - DARCY TUCKER 7 (CHRIS STEWART, JOHN-MICHAEL LILES)
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    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 11 (JOHN-MICHAEL LILES, WOJTEK
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    COLORADO 2
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    3RD PRD: EDM - SHELDON SOURAY 19 (KYLE BRODZIAK, STEVE STAIOS) 14:40

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    COLORADO 2
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    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 11 (JOHN-MICHAEL LILES, WOJTEK
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - ROBERT NILSSON 9 (UNASSISTED) 3:09
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - ROBERT NILSSON 9 (UNASSISTED) 3:09
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    1ST PRD: COL - DARCY TUCKER 7 (CHRIS STEWART, JOHN-MICHAEL LILES)
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    COLORADO 0
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    1ST PRD: EDM - ROBERT NILSSON 9 (UNASSISTED) 3:09

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