NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Edmonton|
(Monday, January 28th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Colorado 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Ales Hemsky scored one of four power-play
goals as the Edmonton Oilers rolled to a 4-1 win at Rexall Place over a
Colorado Avalanche team that played without its captain.
Jordan Eberle, Shawn Horcoff and 2012 No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov also lit
the lamp for the Oilers, who had won twice after regulation and entered the
contest having not led at any point during a game this season. Devan Dubnyk
stopped 37 Colorado shots, including a whopping 23 in the third period.
"We didn't play the last period like we wanted, but we got the win and it
certainly felt good to play with a lead," Horcoff said.
PA Parenteau scored the lone goal for the Avalanche, who got 23 saves from
Colorado has been outscored 12-3 in dropping all three road games this season.
The penalty kill has been especially dreadful on the road, surrendering nine
goals on 19 of its opponent's power-play opportunities.
Gabriel Landeskog missed the first game of his career Monday due to head and
leg injuries. The reigning Calder Trophy winner was hurt Saturday when he
absorbed a check by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart in Colorado's 4-0 setback at
The Oilers struck twice late in the first period.
Hemsky scored with one second remaining in Jamie McGinn's holding minor. Sam
Gagner let a slap shot go from the left point and Teemu Hartikainen took
several whacks at the rebound before Hemsky pushed it past Varlamov at the
Eberle found the back of the net with 1:55 remaining.
"We want to play hard between the whistles, we want to be hard in the
trenches, but we have to stay out of the box," said Colorado head coach Joe
Horcoff was credited with the third Edmonton tally. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fed
Taylor Hall for a redirection that went in off Horcoff's skate at 9:40 of the
Parenteau put the Avalanche on the board at 7:43 of the third, but Yakupov
iced the win with an empty-net goal with 33 seconds remaining.
Hall and Gagner each had two assists ... Colorado was 0-for-3 on the power
play ... The Oilers and Avs split six meetings in 2011-12.
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