Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Dec 31, 2010 1:18 AM by Lee Douglas

Avs blow lead but win in shootout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Milan Hejduk scored the lone shootout goal to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

T.J. Galiardi, Paul Stastny and Tomas Fleischmann scored in the first 14:49 to stake Colorado to a 3-0 lead, but the Oilers rallied to tie it. Taylor Hall connected in the second period and Ales Hemsky and Andrew Cogliano scored early in the third.

Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche, then turned aside Jordan Eberle, Hemsky and Hall in the tiebreaker. The Oilers have lost five in a row and seven of their last eight.

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