Colorado Ices Edmonton 3-2 - Recap
The Oilers came up short Saturday against the Avalanche, falling 3-2 in a shootout.
Bettors who backed the Avalanche were rewarded as -153 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Peter Mueller, who beat Nikolai Khabibulin in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Colorado. Colorado got goals from Peter Mueller and Cody McLeod in the victory. McLeod opened the scoring at 4:44 of the second period.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 28-save effort for the Avalanche.
Edmonton got goals from Ryan Smyth and Taylor Hall in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Colorado scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Edmonton went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 32-30.
Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Anaheim looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head home to face San Jose.