Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot also scored for the Avalanche.

Colorado Avalanche's Carl Soderberg (34) and Tyson Barrie (4) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche’s Carl Soderberg (34) and Tyson Barrie (4) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ty Rattie scored in Edmonton’s fourth straight loss. Cam Talbot stopped 12 of 15 shots before he was replaced 5:06 intot he second period. Mikko Koskinen came on and finished with 12 saves.

Rantanen got the Avalanche started just 26 seconds into the game, converting the rebound of Nathan MacKinon’s shot past Talbot for his sixth of the season.

Colorado Avalanche' Matt Nieto (83) is chased by Edmonton Oilers' Matthew Benning (83) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Colorado won, 4-1. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche’ Matt Nieto (83) is chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Matthew Benning (83) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Colorado won, 4-1. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Soderberg scored on a long point shot through traffic to give make it 2-0 with 4:27 remaining in the opening period.

The Avs added to their lead with a power-play goal five minutes into the second period when Kerfoot was allowed three whacks at the puck from the side of the net before scoring. That brought Koskinen in to replace Talbot.

Colorado Avalanche players celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers' Tobias Rieder (22) skates past during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche players celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers’ Tobias Rieder (22) skates past during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Colorado kept coming with another goal midway through the second period, as Rantanen fed it in front for Barrie, who scored his first goal of the season. Rantanen regained the lead in the NHL scoring race on the play with his 26th point.

Edmonton broke Varlamov’s shutout bid midway through the third when Rattie tipped home Adam Larsson’s point shot.

Colorado Avalanche' Erik Johnson (6) and Edmonton Oilers' Jujhar Khaira (16) battle for the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche’ Erik Johnson (6) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jujhar Khaira (16) battle for the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: It was the first of three meetings between the two teams, with the other two taking place in Colorado. … Edmonton had gone 5-0-1 against the Avalanche in their previous six meetings. … The Oilers assigned 20-year-old forwards Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto to Bakersfield of the AHL on Saturday and recalled Cooper Marody earlier on Sunday. … Colorado D Barrie recorded his 200th NHL assist in the game.

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Colorado Avalanche players celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche players celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche: Host Boston on Wednesday night.

Oilers: Host Montreal on Tuesday night.

Colorado Avalanche's Patrik Nemeth (12) and Edmonton Oilers' Drake Caggiula (91) battle in the corner during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche’s Patrik Nemeth (12) and Edmonton Oilers’ Drake Caggiula (91) battle in the corner during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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