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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Avalanche

An in-depth look at Edmonton's 3-2 win over Colorado on Tuesday

Tuesday, 31.01.2012 / 9:50 PM / Cenovus Live In-Game Blog
By Travis Knee  - edmontonoilers.com
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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Avalanche


The Oilers got out to an early lead and held on in this one. With the score 2-1 for Edmonton in the third period, Taylor Hall scored what turned out to be the winning goal in a 3-2 Edmonton victory.

The win continues some momentum the Oilers created prior to the break and is just the start to a busy week that the team was hoping for.


All you need to know and more as we go Under the Scope:

With the Oilers holding on to a 2-1 lead in the third period, Taylor Hall would provide the insurance needed. Hall would go to the net picking up the rebound off an Ales Hemsky shot and beat Varlamov upstairs for his 17th goal of the season.


58 The faceoff winning percentage for the Oilers overall in tonight's game. They won 29 of 50 draws.
3 Tonight was the third straight start for Devan Dubnyk. The last time this happened was in early March of last season.
5 The Oilers have now taken 5 of their last 6 available points.
1 With an assist in tonight's game, Oilers prospect Philippe Cornet recorded his first ever NHL point.
 


Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
33 31 2 60:00 .939


Taylor Hall
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 +1 2



Gabriel Landeskog
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 1 4



 
AVALANCHE
Semyon Varlamov
SA SV GA TOI SV%
23 20 3 58:24 .870

OILERS
Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
33 31 2 60:00 .939



 
 AVALANCHE
  Kyle Quincey- D

24:31 - 0 PTS, E rating

OILERS
  Jeff Petry- D

22:15 - 0 PTS, +1 rating

Jordan Eberle would open the scoring in this one with a nifty little play. Eberle skated the puck behind the net before quickly stopping, going back the other way to tuck home his 19th of the season past a partially fooled Varlamov.

WATCH THE GOAL

The Oilers are starting to get healthy and with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle back and scoring, things may look a little better for the Oilers over the final 32 games. Tonight Taylor Hall would score his 17th of the season, the game's winning goal as the Oilers held on for the win.


Playing in his third straight game, Devan Dubnyk was solid again tonight picking up another victory. He made some key saves including a few late with the Avalanche pressing for the tie. He would stop 31 of 33 shots in all for the 3-2 win.


Tonight's win was the first regulation win for the Oilers at Rexall Place in over a month. The last regulation win at home was a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on December 22.
 



"It was nice to get that one and hold on in the end. Nice to get the win."

-- Taylor Hall on his game-winning goal and the victory.




Thursday, February 2  vs. Chicago
  7:30pm MST (TSN / 630 CHED)

The Oilers play their second game following the All-Star break when they welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to Rexall Place. It will be the fourth meeting of the season between these two clubs with the Oilers winning two of the previous three.