Colorado 3, Edmonton 1

Friday, February 17, 2012 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 29-26-3-1 16-13-0-1 13-13-3-0 W1
Edmonton 22-29-2-4 15-9-2-2 7-20-0-2 L2


AVALANCHE 3, OILERS 1: Mark Olver had a goal and an assist in his first game of the season and defenseman Erik Johnson scored for the third straight contest as Colorado snapped a four-game road losing streak.

Rookie Gabriel Landeskog also scored, Ryan O’Reilly had three assists and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves for Colorado, which moved to within three points of a playoff spot in the West. Landeskog also had an assist.

Ryan Jones scored on a rebound for the Oilers, who lost for the first time in regulation in their last eight home games against Colorado (5-1-2).

Johnson gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead when his blast from the point beat Devan Dubnyk with 47 seconds left in the field period for the first three-game goal streak of his career.

Olver took a feed from O’Reilly and wired a shot past Dubnyk at 3:55 of the second and Landeskog muscled his way to the front of the net and deposited Paul Stastny’s pass 5:42 later on the power play to make it 3-0.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Olver was recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League to replace TJ Galiardi, who was placed on injured reserve with a torso injury. Olver had two goals and nine points in 18 games for the Avalanche last season. ... Colorado, which has the NHL’s top power play on the road, went 1 for 4. Edmonton, which is No. 1 at home with the man advantage, was 0 for 4 … Colorado improved to 3-13-1 against the Northwest Division.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Edmonton
Ryan O'Reilly 3 Points Ryan Jones 1
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Goals Ryan Jones 1
Ryan O'Reilly 3 Assists Ben Eager 1
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .963 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .870
Semyon Varlamov 26 Saves Devan Dubnyk 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 23 3 1-4 4-4 8 27
Edmonton 27 1 0-4 3-4 8 27

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Oilers have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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