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Varlamov has 27 saves, Tanguay and Duchene score in shootout as Avalanche beats Oilers 2-1

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DENVER - Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored shootout goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped both of Edmonton's shooters and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Oilers 2-1 on Friday night.

Varlamov had 27 saves in regulation and overtime, and Daniel Briere scored in regulation for Colorado.

It was the fifth straight shootout win for the Avalanche, who are 6-2-2 in their last 10.

After both teams failed to convert on their first shootout opportunities, Duchene got one past Ben Scrivens. Varlamov made a save on Jordan Eberle, and Tanguay finished it with a roof shot over a sprawled Scrivens.

Ben Pouliot scored for Edmonton, and Scrivens finished with 27 saves.

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