NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Edmonton
(Monday, April 17th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Colorado 2
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Jarret Stoll scored the game-winning goal while shorthanded late in the third period to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2, at Rexall Place in the final game of the regular season for both teams.
Edmonton was locked into the eighth position before the game began and will face the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
With the loss, Colorado solidified its position as the seventh seed and will face the Dallas Stars in the first round.
Raffi Torres and Rem Murray scored a goal apiece and Ty Conklin made 16 saves for Edmonton, which ended the season with two straight wins. Jaroslav Spacek added an empty-net goal for the Oilers.
Joe Sakic and Patrice Brisebois each scored a goal and Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots for Colorado, which has lost three straight and four of its last five contests.
Tied 2-2 late in the third period, Stoll beat Theodore glove side top shelf with a one-timer from the slot with 5:14 left in regulation to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead.
Spacek added an empty-netter with .4 seconds left to seal the win for Edmonton.
The Oilers drew first blood with 24 seconds left in the first period when Murray beat Theodore glove side with a wrist shot for a 1-0 lead.
Colorado tied the game midway through the second period after Sakic one-timed a pass from Andrew Brunette into an open net to make it 1-1.
Edmonton regained the lead 46 seconds into the third period when Torres' one- timer from the right circle beat Theodore for a 2-1 advantage.
Colorado, however, netted the equalizer 8:38 into the third stanza after Brisebois capped a 3-on-2 rush with a wrist shot that beat Conklin stick side to make it 2-2.
Colorado has won four of eight matchups with the Oilers this season and has taken eight of the last 13 meetings overall...Edmonton outshot Colorado 37-17...Murray's goal was his first of the season...Colorado finished 0-for-2 on the power play, while Edmonton went 0-for-3.
04/17 23:55:50 ET