The Edmonton Oilers saved their best for last.

Needing a win to keep themselves in the playoff race and avert a disastrous road trip, the Oilers came up with one of their strongest efforts in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday.

Shawn Horcoff, Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers, while Devan Dubnyk turned away 36 shots to earn his fifth career shutout, his last coming nearly a calendar year ago.

“You look at the pressure we were under after the Nashville game and how we felt about that, it was time to really look at ourselves in the mirror and figure out what kind of season this was going to be,” said Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger. “Were we going to stay in the hunt, or were we going to leave the hunt? And beginning with Devan, all the way through the team, they decided to stay in the hunt with these two wins here.”

The win gave the Oilers eight points on the nine-game road trip. The goal heading out for the club was to earn a point for each game they played.