Oilers bury Varlamov

Ryan Smith and the Edmonton Oiler slapped a club-record 56 shots at Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Varlamov made 50 saves. Enlarge photo

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Ryan Smith and the Edmonton Oiler slapped a club-record 56 shots at Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Varlamov made 50 saves.

EDMONTON, Alberta 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.

Semyon Varlamov made 50 saves for the Avalanche.

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