Oilers 4, Avalanche 1: Ales Hemsky, Jordan Eberle and captain Shawn Horcoff scored power-play goals as host Edmonton seized its first lead of the season and breezed past Colorado.
Top overall pick Nail Yakupov added an empty-net goal with the man advantage and Devan Dubnyk turned aside 37 shots for the Oilers, who went 4-for-6 on the power play to improve to 10-for-28 on the season.
PA Parenteau ended Dubnyk's bid for his fifth career shutout with his third goal in four games at 7:43 of the third period. Semyon Varlamov finished with 23 saves for the Avalanche, who have yielded seven power-play goals in their last two contests.
After being outscored 9-2 in the opening period in its first four games, Edmonton dominated the first 20 minutes Monday and enjoyed a 14-3 edge in shots. Hemsky cashed in by cleaning up the rebound of Sam Gagner's shot from the point with 4:37 remaining in the session and Eberle doubled the advantage 2:42 later by unleashing a blistering shot from the left faceoff circle.
Horcoff was credited with Edmonton's third goal midway through the second after Taylor Hall's tip-in attempt caromed off his skate and into the net.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Colorado played without captain Gabriel Landeskog, who was nursing head and leg injuries. The reigning Calder Trophy winner was on the receiving end of a brutal hit from San Jose D Brad Stuart during Saturday's 4-0 setback. ... The Oilers have scored a power-play goal in each of their first five contests this season. ... The Avalanche have dropped their initial three road games to start the season for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign.