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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Edmonton



(Saturday, November 15th)

Final Score: Colorado 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)

Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Darcy Tucker scored the game-tying goal in the last minute of regulation, as well as the game-winner in the fifth round of the shootout, as the Colorado Avalanche pulled off a stunning 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

With Edmonton holding a 2-1 lead late in the third period, Colorado had a 6- on-3 opportunity. The Oilers' Fernando Pisani was in the penalty box for hooking and Ethan Moreau was there for tripping, and the Avs pulled goaltender Peter Budaj.

The move paid off, as with just 11 ticks left Tucker tipped a shot under Oilers goaltender Dwayne Roloson. After overtime didn't determine the game's winner, the teams went to the shootout.

Colorado's Wojtek Wolski and Edmonton's Sam Gagner each scored in the first round, with the Avs going first. Budaj and Roloson turned aside the next three shooters they faced, bringing up Tucker's turn.

He skated in and sent the puck beneath Roloson, then Budaj turned aside Shawn Horcoff's shot to seal the win for Colorado, which has won three straight -- two in a row by shootout. Budaj made 33 saves in the win.

Roloson stopped 30 shots for the Oilers, who have lost two in a row.

Robert Nilsson gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead with a power play tally at the 6:44 mark of the first period. But about 4 1/2 minutes later, Ryan Smyth netted the equalizer. It was the first goal Smyth has scored against Edmonton, with whom he played for more than 11 seasons.

But Liam Reddox put Edmonton back in front at 7:25 of the second, and the 2-1 lead lasted nearly until the end of the contest.

Game Notes

Each team was 1-for-4 on the power play...The Avs are 2-0 on their current three-game road trip, which concludes Tuesday in Calgary...Edmonton begins a two-game road swing on Monday in Detroit.

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