Notes: It was the third of five meetings between the teams this season. They split the first two, with each team winning on home ice. The teams split their six season meetings last season. ... Smyth and Ryan Whitney both returned to the Oilers lineup after being benched in the previous game against Dallas. ... Defensemen Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry were both able to play for Edmonton despite suffering minor injuries at practice earlier in the week. ... Among the missing players from the Avalanche lineup are defenseman Erik Johnson (head) and forward Gabriel Landeskog (concussion). ... Last year’s leading scorer Ryan O'Reilly continues to hold out due to a contract dispute. ... Oilers forward Teemu Hartikainen left the game in the second period with a shoulder injury.