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The Edmonton Oilers regular season ended with a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Thursday night in Denver.
The Oilers held Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Evan Bouchard, and Mattias Ekholm out of the lineup. Evander Kane missed his third straight game with a minor injury.It took the Avs only 1:19 to grab the lead on a goal by Valeri Nichushkin. Mikko Rantanen sniped his 42nd of the season, Nichushkin scored on the power play, and Andrew Cogliano deflected a shot past Stuart Skinner to make it 4-0 before the game was eight minutes old. Dylan Holloway put the Oilers on the board with a power play tip for his sixth of the season.

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Skinner stopped nine of 13 shots in the first period and was replaced by Calvin Pickard to start the second. Zach Parise made it 5-1 Avs with 8:00 to go in the second. Story continues below advertisement

The third period was scoreless.The Oilers finish the season with a record of 49-27-6.  

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