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Oilers win, create three-way tie for first in Pacific

Defeat Avalanche to sweep home-and-home set

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers forced a three-way tie for first place in the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Benoit Pouliot, Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for Edmonton (41-25-9), and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves in his first start since Feb. 21.

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Avalanche Conclude Season Series vs. Oilers

Colorado and Edmonton meet for the second time in four days

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers wrap up a three-game season series on Saturday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton. It's the second half of a home-and-home set between the two teams, who met in Denver on Thursday at Pepsi Center. The Oilers came from behind to win 7-4 in the first half of the series.

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Avs Look To Build On The Good Things Against Oilers

Colorado and Edmonton meet again on Saturday in Alberta

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

For the most part, the Colorado Avalanche has played some overall solid hockey in its past five games. Yes, those contests haven't all ended in wins, but head coach Jared Bednar has seen plenty of things that he's liked from his squad.

"A large portion of those games, we've played some of our best hockey of the year," Bednar said of the club's recent stretch. "The fear of losing a little bit in the third period when something goes wrong for us, the culmination of our mistakes, or just the mistakes we're making, are very costly to us. It's a fine line between winning and losing those games, and we have to keep that in perspective, and we have to try to keep working through that."

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Avalanche Featured In Global Series

Colorado to play two games against Ottawa in Sweden

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will face off in a pair of regular-season games in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today. The Avalanche and Senators will play each other at the Ericsson Globe on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets to the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™ will go on sale to the public starting on Wednesday, March 29.

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Avs Battling Third Period Letdowns

Colorado couldn't push back against hungry Edmonton

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The third period reared its ugly head once again to the Colorado Avalanche after the squad had played an "unreal hockey game" through the first two stanza, according to head coach Jared Bednar.

Colorado couldn't slow down the hungry Edmonton Oilers, who tallied five times in the third frame, and the Avalanche lost 7-4 at Pepsi Center on Thursday night.

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Oilers win, tie for second place in Pacific Division

Score five goals in third period to defeat Avalanche

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- The Edmonton Oilers moved into a tie for second place in the Pacific Division, scoring five goals in the third period for a 7-4 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Thursday.

The Oilers (40-25-9) and Anaheim Ducks have 89 points, two points behind the San Jose Sharks. Anaheim and San Jose each has a game in hand on Edmonton.

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Avalanche Begins Home-And-Home Set Against Oilers

Colorado finishes its two-game homestand

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche closes out a short two-game homestand on Thursday night, hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Pepsi Center. It's the second of three meetings between the teams this season, the third of which will be played on Saturday night in Edmonton.

The Oilers enter Thursday's tilt sitting in third place in the Pacific Division, following a loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. With the regular season in its final stretch, Edmonton is still fighting to stay in the top three of the division with the Calgary Flames just a point behind.

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Lindholm Showing Promise

The rookie rear guard is making a strong case

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--It's only been four games, but Anton Lindholm is showing a certain sort of promise for the Colorado Avalanche.

The 22-year-old Swedish defenseman was recalled on March 13 and made his NHL debut on the 15th against the Detroit Red Wings at Pepsi Center. Since then, he's continued to impress those keeping an eye on him.

"I really like what I see. I think he's a real competitive kid, and he skates real well," Avs head coach Jared Bednar said. "So you put those two things together, and he's an aggressive defender. If he's making a mistake, it's an aggressive mistake. He closes quickly, he's physical. He's got that edge to him. Again, the skating really helps him set tight gaps and be difficult to play against.

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Good Effort Falls Short Versus St. Louis

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche forward John Mitchell went from being a healthy scratch on Sunday to a inspiring goalscorer on Tuesday.

The turnaround was significant in that Mitchell helped propel the club to an outstanding start tin its meeting with the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center. However, the momentum couldn't be sustained and the home team fell 4-2.

"It's always nice when you can come in and contribute and score a goal and get the team started in the right direction at the beginning of the game," Mitchell said. "So that's always good, but at the end of the day you want two points."

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Blues win, tie Predators for third in Central

Patrik Berglund scores twice, Jake Allen makes 26 saves against Avalanche

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- The St. Louis Blues moved into a third-place tie with the Nashville Predators in the Central Division with a 4-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

Patrik Berglund scored twice, Magnus Paajarvi and Jaden Schwartz once, and Jake Allen made 26 saves for the Blues (39-28-5), who won for the eighth time in the past nine games.

St. Louis went 4-1-0 on its five-game road trip.

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