Edm 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Col 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Date of game: 1/2/2015

Recap: Colorado vs. Edmonton

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Duchene and Alex Tanguay scored in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night.

Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves before stopping both Edmonton attempts in the shootout, helping Colorado win its second straight game.

Duchene used a deke and scored on his forehand to open the second round of the tiebreaker. Ben Scrivens then bit on a deke by Tanguay, who hung on to the puck before firing it over the Oilers netminder.

Scrivens finished with 27 saves in Edmonton's 12th consecutive road loss.

Duchene set up Daniel Briere for Colorado's lone goal in regulation. After circling the Edmonton net, Duchene sent a backhand pass across to Briere, who tapped the puck into an open net at 7:55 of the second period.

"It's a luxury to play with a guy like Matt," Briere said. "He is so strong with the puck, especially behind the net. The goal was all his work."

The Oilers tied it on a power play early in the third period. Benoit Pouliot, back in the lineup after missing 18 games with a broken foot, scored from in tight at 4:47.

"Obviously our third was our best period," said Pouliot.

Edmonton outshot Colorado 12-3 over the final 20 minutes of regulation.

Game Notes

The Oilers on Friday traded forward David Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2015 first-round draft pick and forward Rob Klinkhammer ... Edmonton defenseman Keith Aulie served the first game of a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Calgary forward Matt Stajan on Wednesday.

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