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Taylor Hall nets hat trick, adds assist to lead Oilers to 8-2 win over Avalanche

  • Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) celebrates a goal with teammates against the Colorado Avalanche during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) celebrates a goal with teammates against the Colorado Avalanche during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene (9) is chased down by Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene (9) is chased down by Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Taylor Hall had a hat trick and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers rebound from a lopsided defeat with an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Ales Hemsky, David Perron, Mark Arcobello, Jordan Eberle and Sam Gagner also scored for the Oilers, who replaced a quarter of their lineup after a 6-2 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday.

The Oilers improved to just 4-9-0 at home, but they've won six of nine overall.

Nick Holden and P.A. Parenteau scored for the Avalanche, who had won two in a row and five of six.