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National Hockey League
Colorado 4, Edmonton 3
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Dan O'Halloran, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 18347
Winger J.T. Compher scored 2:28 into overtime Thursday night, allowing the visiting Colorado Avalanche to escape with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Avalanche recovered after blowing 2-0 and 3-1 leads.

Connor McDavid scored twice for the Oilers, including the game-tying goal with 28 seconds remaining in the third period, to fuel the comeback. The goals were his 16th and 17th of the season.

The Avalanche dominated the overtime, getting two early shots on goal by Erik Johnson that were turned away by Edmonton's Al Montoya.

However, after an Oilers turnover and a Tyson Barrie shot that was blocked by Edmonton's Darnell Nurse, the Avalanche regained possession of the puck. Gabriel Landeskog then found Compher for the game-winner, his 10th goal of the season.

Barrie was credited with an assist along with Landeskog.

Jonathan Bernier had 29 saves for the Avalanche, who snapped a three-game losing streak that bridged the All-Star break.

Montoya was credited with 27 saves for the Oilers, who have alternated losses and wins in their first four outings of a five-game homestand.

Unassisted goals by Nikita Zadorov and Blake Comeau sandwiched a power-play score by Samuel Girard in the second period as the Avalanche, after a scoreless first period, went in front by two goals heading to the third period.

McDavid's second goal came after Drake Caggiula's seventh of the season, assisted by Matt Benning and Ryan Strome, got the Oilers back within 3-2 at the 6:52 mark of the third period.

After the goals by Zadorov, his fourth of the season, and Girard, his second, gave Colorado a 2-0 lead 7:52 into the second period, McDavid began Edmonton's rally. McDavid scored at the 9:11 mark of the second period, assisted by Leon Draisaitl and Michael Cammalleri, to close Edmonton within 2-1.

Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen was penalized for holding in the final minute of the middle period. During the ensuing power play, after Edmonton won a faceoff in its offensive end, Comeau stole the puck from Milan Lucic and raced in for the goal that re-established Colorado's two-game advantage just 29 seconds before period's end.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Colorado   Edmonton
Gabriel Landeskog 2 Points Connor McDavid 2
Blake Comeau 1 Goals Connor McDavid 2
Gabriel Landeskog 2 Assists Leon Draisaitl 2
Samuel Girard 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Blake Comeau 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .906 Save Percentage Al Montoya .871
Jonathan Bernier 29 Saves Al Montoya 27
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 31 4 1-1 3-3 6 25
Edmonton 32 3 0-3 0-1 2 26
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Oilers have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .536 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .545 after a loss.