Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Nov 26, 2011 9:49 PM by Jordan Mason

Elliott's first NHL goal helps Avs top Oilers 5-2

DENVER (AP) - Stefan Elliott scored his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov had 31 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Saturday night.

Paul Stastny, Shane O'Brien, Jan Heda and Jay McClement had a goal each, and Ryan O'Reilly, Milan Hejduk and Chuck Kobasew had two assists apiece as the Avalanche snapped a two-game home skid.

Ryan Jones had a goal and an assist, Ladislav Smid also had a goal and Devan Dubnyk had 24 saves for Edmonton.

The Avalanche trailed 2-1 before exploding for four goals in the third period. They scored two goals in a 1:58 span early in the frame to take the lead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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