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Oilers storm back, use team-record 56 shots to top Avalanche 6-4

  • Edmonton Oilers' Eric Belanger, left, and Ales Hemsky, celebrate Hemsky's goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Eric Belanger, left, and Ales Hemsky, celebrate Hemsky's goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Shane O'Brien (5) checks Edmonton Oilers' Chris VandeVelde during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Colorado Avalanche's Shane O'Brien (5) checks Edmonton Oilers' Chris VandeVelde during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Magnus Paajarvi scored the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes as the Edmonton Oilers used a team-record 56 shots to rally from a three-goal deficit and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Saturday night.

Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky each had two goals, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who trailed 3-0 and 4-1 before storming back. Edmonton had 23 shots in the opening period, 15 in the second and 18 in the third when they scored three times. The Oilers topped the previous team record of 55 shots against the Minnesota North Stars in 1986.

Cody McLeod, Matt Duchene, Jamie McGinn and John Mitchell had goals for the Avalanche, who have lost four of their last five.