Avalanche dominate, as Oilers continue losing skid

Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen battles Colorado's Erik Johnson for the puck during the second...

Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen battles Colorado's Erik Johnson for the puck during the second period Thursday in Denver. (USA TODAY)

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:10 AM ET

DENVER - After losing the first three games of their four game road trip, the Edmonton Oilers were hoping a final stop in Colorado meant they could return home with more than a suitcase full of goose eggs and hurt feelings.

After all, they did just beat the Avalanche 8-2 just two weeks ago.

Sadly for the Oilers, though, it might as well have been two years ago the way this game resembled that one.

The Oilers spent endless amounts of time in their own end, at the mercy of Colorado’s cycling game, they were outshot by a 2-to-1 margin for most of the night and they gave up a (another) shorthanded goal.

That’s no way to win a hockey game.

No surprise, then, that they didn’t win.

The 4-2 defeat sends them back to Edmonton 0-for-4, having scored a grand total of four goals in 12 periods against Vancouver, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Colorado.


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