Recap - Oilers Defeat Colorado 4-1
|Recap - Oilers Defeat Colorado 4-1|
Edmonton earned a 4-1 victory over Colorado behind a 2-goal performance from Sam Gagner on Friday at Rexall Place.
Bettors who backed the Oilers were rewarded as -165 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Sam Gagner (2), Ben Eager, and Jordan Eberle each scored for the Oilers in the victory. Gagner opened the scoring for Edmonton, finding the back of the net at 6:07 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 of 29 Colorado shots in the victory.
Colorado got a goal from Jay McClement in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 of 35 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Edmonton went 2-for-5, while the Avalanche were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 35-29.
Next game, Edmonton takes its act on the road to face Calgary looking for another win. For Colorado, they head home to face San Jose.