NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Edmonton|
(Tuesday, April 8th)
Final Score: Colorado 4, Edmonton 1
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 22 shots and
the Colorado Avalanche grabbed a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
First place in the Central Division, and in the Western Conference overall, is
still in play for the Avalanche as the team has 109 points on the season, two
back of St. Louis for both positions. Both teams have three games to play.
Tyson Barrie, Erik Johnson, Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny all scored for the
Avalanche, who have won seven of their past eight games.
David Perron scored the only goal of the game for the Oilers, who sit dead
last in the conference with just 65 points. Ben Scrivens allowed all four
goals on 33 shots in the loss.
"We couldn't get into the rhythm of the game," said Edmonton head coach Dallas
Eakins. "The biggest thing for me was it was almost like we couldn't work
because we couldn't make two passes in a row. Our execution was just terrible
tonight for whatever reason and it happens."
Colorado score 4:13 into the game when Stastny jammed the puck in during a
scrum in front for his 23rd of the season.
The Oilers tied the game on a power-play goal as Perron's pass from the left
side went off the skate of Nick Holden in front at 16:58 of the first.
However, the game stayed tied for just 12 seconds thanks to Johnson skating
through the middle and beat the defenders before firing a shot past Scrivens
for his ninth of the season.
"Anytime you're a team where you score and the other team comes out the shift
after and scores right after it's definitely a buzzkill and a momentum
killer," said Johnson. "We controlled the pace of the game, the entire game,
after that and maybe that was the reason why, maybe not but it definitely felt
good to get that go-ahead goal at that time."
Giguere made 10 saves in the second period while Scrivens stopped nine to keep
it a one-goal game.
At 7:34 of the third, the Avs gave themselves a two-goal lead as Barrie buried
a shot from the slot on the power play for a 3-1 lead.
Colorado sealed the win with 3:41 to play on McGinn's rebound goal from the
front for his 19th of the season.
Edmonton, which had a two-game winning streak broken, hosts Los Angeles on
Thursday ... The Avalanche set a team record with their 25th road win of the
season ... Colorado plays in Vancouver on Thursday ... Edmonton hosts Los
Angeles on Thursday ... Colorado was 1-for-2 on the power play while Edmonton
04/09 01:32:41 ET