EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Joe Sakic scored the tiebreaking goal with about 8 minutes remaining in the third period, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday n ight.

Sakic’s patented wrist shot from the high slot was his second straight game-winner, and helped the Avalanche win their third straight despite being outshot 31-17.

Ian Laperriere scored twice in the first period, when Colorado managed only four shots.

Oilers rookie goalie Mike Morrison lost for the first time in his fifth career start, and Edmonton snapped its three-game winning streak.

Marc-Andre Bergeron scored a power-play goal at 5:19 of the second period to cut Oilers’ deficit to 2-1, and Mike Peca ended his 14-game goal-scoring drought to tie the score at 2 just over 4 minutes later.

Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger had one assist after returning from missing one game with a strained knee.

Laperriere scored his first goal between Morrison’s legs 7:14 into the game. He made it 2-0 with his 10th goal of the season with 29 seconds left.

Notes: Edmonton sent rookie defenceman Danny Syvret to AHL Hamilton before the game. … Quarterbacks Ricky Ray and Jason Maas stood side-by-side in a group of 40 Edmonton Eskimos that were honoured in the pre-game for winning the Grey Cup as CFL champions. … The Oilers has their ninth sellout of 16,839 at Rexall Place.

AP-ES-11-29-05 2350EST


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