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Mar 6, 2011 10:50 PM by Jordan Mason

Oilers win 3rd straight with 5-1 victory over Avs

DENVER (AP) - Sam Gagner had a goal and two assists, Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots and the Edmonton Oilers won their third straight with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Ryan Jones, Shawn Horcoff, Alexandre Giroux and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Oilers in a matchup of the two worst teams in the Western Conference.

Ryan O'Reilly had the lone goal for the Avalanche, who have dropped 15 of their last 16 games.

The Oilers jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period, chasing Avs goalie Brian Elliott from the game. Cogliano sealed the win with a short-handed goal 29 seconds into the final
period.

Dubnyk started his second straight game in net for the Oilers and turned in another solid showing.

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

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