The Oilers arrived in Denver looking to get back on track following a 4-1 loss in Minnesota one night ago. Success with the man-advantage helped the visitors establish a 3-0 lead in the second period. Although Colorado would continue to press, eventually registering a marker on the scoresheet late in the frame, Devan Dubnyk
stood tall to prevent the home side from getting any closer. In total, the rookie netminder made 38 saves in his return to the crease for his second consecutive victory.
The Avalanche out-shot the Oilers by a 39-31 count, but the goal-scoring deposits by Dustin Penner, Sam Gagner
, Taylor Hall
, Jordan Eberle
and Kurtis Foster provided the required edge on the scoreboard. Newly acquired Avalanche goaltender Brian Elliott struggled, making only 26 saves on the 31 Edmonton shots he faced.
The Oilers now return home with a 1-1 road trip record as a new homestand begins this Friday at Rexall Place.
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