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Game Thread: Oilers at Avalanche

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Six straight victories are just a memory after two consecutive losses. The Oilers look to get back on track with a visit to Denver.

Varlamov has 11 of Colorado's 16 wins so far this year.
Varlamov has 11 of Colorado's 16 wins so far this year.
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The Oilers will get some help back in the lineup tonight with the return of Benoit Pouliot.

Pouliot had been out of the lineup for eight games with a lower body injury.  Pouliot (5-7-12 in 24 GP) will be a welcome addition to the line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.

The Oilers will start Anders Nilsson in net.  Nilsson (10-8-1, .914 SV% / 2.67 GAA) will square off against Colorado's Semyon Varlamov (11-8-1, .917 SV% / 2.54 GAA).

A victory will push Edmonton to 32 points, which will keep them within striking distance of third place in the Pacific.