Colorado 4, Edmonton 2

Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 11-23-2-1 5-10-1-0 6-13-1-1 L5
Colorado 23-10-0-1 12-5-0-1 11-5-0-0 W1

Recap



Avalanche 4, Oilers 2: Ryan O'Reilly and Maxime Talbot scored 3:28 apart late in the second period to erase a deficit and help host Colorado avenge an embarrassing loss.

Matt Duchene recorded a goal and two assists while defenseman Tyson Barrie scored on the power play for the Avalanche, who suffered an 8-2 beating in Edmonton on Dec. 5. Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots as Colorado defeated the Oilers for just the second time in seven tries since the start of last season.

Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each recorded a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which has lost five in a row. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves as the Oilers failed to earn a point on their four-game road trip.

Hall opened the scoring with 5:10 remaining in the first period with a shot from the right faceoff circle, but Barrie forged a tie 1:07 into the second with a one-timer from the top of the right circle during a power play. Edmonton moved back ahead as Hall knocked Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson off the puck behind the net and made a cross-crease pass to Nugent-Hopkins, who beat Varlamov from the left side with 7:50 left in the session.

The Avalanche knotted it less than three minutes later, when rookie Nathan MacKinnon faked a one-timer from the right circle and dished the puck to O'Reilly alone in front for his 11th goal. Talbot gave Colorado its first lead while short-handed with 92 seconds remaining in the period, receiving a pass from Marc-Andre Cliche during a 2-on-1 rush and sliding the puck between Dubnyk's pads. Duchene sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final seconds of the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Oilers scored a total of four goals on their road trip and have netted only 12 tallies over their last seven games overall. Edmonton has been outscored 18-6 during its losing streak. ... Duchene has collected four goals and six assists over his last five contests. ... Hall has recorded four tallies and two assists in two meetings with Colorado this season.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Colorado
Taylor Hall 2 Points Matt Duchene 3
Taylor Hall 1 Goals Matt Duchene 1
Taylor Hall 1 Assists Matt Duchene 2
N/A Power Play Goals Tyson Barrie 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Maxime Talbot 1
Devan Dubnyk .921 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .931
Devan Dubnyk 35 Saves Semyon Varlamov 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 29 2 0-1 1-2 17 35
Colorado 39 4 1-2 1-1 2 34

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Oilers have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .308 after a loss.