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Varlamov has 27 saves, Tanguay and Duchene score in shootout as Avalanche beats Oilers 2-1

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay (40) scores as shootout goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens during an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay (40) scores as shootout goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens during an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (4) chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (4) chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche center Marc-Andre Cliche (24) and Edmonton Oilers left wing Matt Fraser (28) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche center Marc-Andre Cliche (24) and Edmonton Oilers left wing Matt Fraser (28) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored shootout goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped both of Edmonton's shooters and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Oilers 2-1 on Friday night.

Varlamov had 27 saves in regulation and overtime, and Daniel Briere scored in regulation for Colorado.

It was the fifth straight shootout win for the Avalanche, who are 6-2-2 in their last 10.

After both teams failed to convert on their first shootout opportunities, Duchene got one past Ben Scrivens. Varlamov made a save on Jordan Eberle, and Tanguay finished it with a roof shot over a sprawled Scrivens.

Ben Pouliot scored for Edmonton, and Scrivens finished with 27 saves.