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Colorado
Avalanche
32-45-5
Edmonton
Oilers
38-35-9
OT
30 SOG
20 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
COL
EDM
game recap

Avalanche 3, Oilers 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Oilers 2, OT
Colorado Avalanche 3, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -The Colorado Avalanche played the spoiler role to perfection, though that's not the way they look at it.

John-Michael Liles scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Avalanche a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

"We're not looking at it as being spoilers right now, we're just looking to win as many games as we can," Colorado coach Tony Granato said.

Darcy Tucker and Paul Stastny also scored for the Avalanche, coming off a win over the playoff-contending Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. With the victory, Colorado moved out of the Western Conference basement - a point ahead of Phoenix.

"We're not worried about who we are playing or where they are in the standings," Granato said. "We're worried about wining the games and still trying to climb as high as we can and play as hard as we can all the way to the end."

Robert Nilsson and Sheldon Souray scored for Edmonton. The Oilers lost for the third straight time in overtime to drop from seventh to a tie for eighth with Nashville in the Western Conference.

"It was just a missed opportunity early," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We had a great opportunity to win the game early, but after that it was just poor playmaking. We didn't make enough plays from breakouts on through. And the faceoffs, it's hard to sustain anything when you can't win those.

"It's a point, but it wasn't a great effort."

Nilsson opened the scoring for Edmonton at 3:09 of the first period, and Tucker tied it on a power play with 4:58 left in the period. Stastny added a power-play goal at 4:20 of the third, and Souray tied it with 5:20 left in regulation.

Notes: Colorado defenseman Adam Foote missed the game. He sustained a head injury Thursday when he was hit by Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck. ... The Avalanche have played an NHL-high 37 one-goal games this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:09
EDM
Robert Nilsson (9) ASST: Sam Gagner (18), Sheldon Souray (25)
1 - 0 EDM
15:02
COL
PPG - Darcy Tucker (7) ASST: Chris Stewart (8), John-Michael Liles (23)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:20
COL
PPG - Paul Stastny (11) ASST: John-Michael Liles (24), Wojtek Wolski (24)
2 - 1 COL
14:40
EDM
Sheldon Souray (19) ASST: Kyle Brodziak (12), Steve Staios (10)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
00:42
COL
John-Michael Liles (10) ASST: Marek Svatos (19), Scott Hannan (7)
3 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
06:34
EDM
Theo Peckham  Fighting against  Chris Stewart
06:34
COL
Chris Stewart  Fighting against  Theo Peckham
13:19
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hooking against  Marek Svatos
2nd Period
08:59
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Interference against  Ben Guite
14:47
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Steve Staios
3rd Period
03:42
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Holding against  Marek Svatos
11:02
COL
Ruslan Salei  Holding against  Shawn Horcoff
14:50
EDM
Dustin Penner  Hi-sticking against  Scott Hannan
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 20TOI: 60:42
Saves: 18EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 30TOI: 60:42
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0