NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Colorado|
(Friday, April 19th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Colorado 1
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Jordan Eberle recorded a goal and two assists to
get the Edmonton Oilers back in the win column with a 4-1 victory over the
lowly Colorado Avalanche.
Justin Schultz added a goal and an assist for the Oilers, whose six-game slide
coming in had them on the cusp of being eliminated from playoff contention.
They still trail the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final playoff spot in the
Western Conference by eight points with five games to play.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also found the back of the net, and Devan
Dubnyk made 33 saves to pick up the victory.
"We were pretty pissed off losing six in a row. Nothing was going right for
us, and it was nice getting back tonight," Eberle said.
P.A. Parenteau accounted for Colorado's offense while Semyon Varlamov allowed
four goals on 24 shots in the loss, the club's eighth in 10 games.
"It was real tough tonight. There was just no life out there," Parenteau said.
"The score doesn't lie."
Hall put the Oilers on the board 2:33 into the game when he knocked in his own
Parenteau went top shelf with a backhand off a nice feed from Shane O'Brien
less than five minutes later, but Schultz re-directed Eberle's no-look shot
past Varlamov with 5:46 remaining in the opening period.
Eberle continued his solid play early in the second period by dropping a pass
between the circles for Nugent-Hopkins, whose wrister lit the lamp at the 5:12
mark. Nine minutes later, Eberle cashed in on a rebound, and the Oilers held
on from there.
The Oilers won the season series, 4-1 ... Three of Nugent-Hopkins' four goals
this season have come against Colorado ... Both teams went 0-for-4 on the
power play ... Edmonton plays its next two games at home against the Anaheim
04/19 23:55:27 ET