- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 15, 2009

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (AP) - John-Michael Liles scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Darcy Tucker and Paul Stastny also scored for the Avalanche, coming off a win over the playoff-contending Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. With the victory, Colorado moved out of the Western Conference basement _ a point ahead of Phoenix.

Robert Nilsson and Sheldon Souray scored for Edmonton. The Oilers lost for the third straight time in overtime to drop from seventh to a tie for eighth with Nashville in the Western Conference.

Nilsson opened the scoring for Edmonton at 3:09 of the first period, and Tucker tied it on a power play with 4:58 left in the period. Stastny added a power-play goal at 4:20 of the third, and Souray tied it with 5:20 left in regulation.

Notes:@ Colorado defenseman Adam Foote missed the game. He sustained a head injury Thursday when he was hit by Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck. … The Avalanche have played an NHL-high 37 one-goal games this season.

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