Win over Colorado Avalanche snaps Edmonton Oilers' six-game losing streak

Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk and Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly during second-period action Friday...

Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk and Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly during second-period action Friday in Denver. (Reuters)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:43 AM ET

DENVER - If it’s not news when a dog bites a man, then it’s not news when somebody walks on a doormat.

So it’s probably best not to read anything into a late season win over the second-worst team in the NHL, not when your own writing had been on the wall for weeks.

In a case of too little and too late, the Oilers snapped their six-game losing streak with a rather convincing 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

In beating the 29th place Avs for the fourth time in five games this season, the Oilers got a big night from the re-awakened cast of youngsters who’d gone missing during the lengthy and costly slump.

Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists, Justin Schultz had a goal and an assist, Magnus Paajarvi had two assists and Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal.


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