Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Feb 1, 2012 3:07 AM by Lee Douglas

Edmonton hands Avs third straight loss

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Taylor Hall scored in the third period to give Edmonton a two-goal cushion and the Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Jordan Eberle and Eric Belanger also scored for the Oilers, who are 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing eight of nine. Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves.

Peter Mueller and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who have lost three in a row and fallen out of playoff position.

Edmonton came close to scoring 3 minutes in when Ben Eager sprung Anton Lander on a breakaway. Lander had Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov beat with a backhand that hit the post and rattled out of harm's way.

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