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Barrie's two goals help Avalanche edge Oilers

Win is fourth in five games for Colorado

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

Barrie's go-ahead goal

COL@EDM: Barrie scores off of pass from Iginla

2/20/16: After some nifty passing, Tyson Barrie gets the puck on the doorstep and hammers it home to give the Avalanche their first lead

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EDMONTON - Defenseman Tyson Barrie scored two goals to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday.

Barrie scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and the game-winner in the third in Colorado's second consecutive victory and fourth in five games. John Mitchell also scored for the Avalanche (31-26-4) and backup goaltender Calvin Pickard made 25 saves for his fourth win of the season. The victory moved Colorado ahead of the Nashville Predators into the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

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Kassian returns, looks to provide spark for Oilers

Edmonton, which has lost six of seven, hosts Colorado

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

AVALANCHE (30-26-4) at OILERS (22-31-6)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; ALT, CBC, SN, NHL.TV

EDMONTON - Forward Zack Kassian will return to the Edmonton Oilers' lineup against the Colorado Avalanche at Rexall Place on Saturday after missing two games with the flu. 

Kassian has two goals and two assists in 13 games for Edmonton. 

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