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Oilers wrap up road trip with shutout over Avalanche

Oilers forward Magnus Paajarvi celebrates his second period goal Tuesday against the Avalanche in...

Oilers forward Magnus Paajarvi celebrates his second period goal Tuesday against the Avalanche in Denver. (Reuters)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 AM ET

DENVER - The Edmonton Oilers saved their best for last.

Needing a win to keep themselves in a playoff race and avert a disastrous road trip, the Oilers came up with one of their strongest efforts in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday.

Shawn Horcoff, Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers in the victory, while Devan Dubnyk turned away 36 shots to earn his fifth-career shutout. His last came nearly a calendar year ago.

The win gave the Oilers eight points on the nine game road trip. The goal heading out for the club was to earn a point for each game they played.



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