ROCKIES / AVS

Helton sorry for DUI, ready to move forward in '13

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado first baseman Todd Helton has apologized for his drunken driving arrest, saying on Sunday following the Rockies' first full-squad workout at spring training that he had never done it before.

Helton acknowledged he got behind the wheel after drinking. He asked for forgiveness, and also addressed teammates.

Manager Walt Weiss and several coaches watched as Helton fielded questions for nearly 10 minutes.

Helton, the longtime face of the franchise, was arrested early on Feb. 6 in the Denver suburb of Thornton and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.

Oilers use team-record 56 shots to beat Avs 6-4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - 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.

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

The Avs are back home to host Nashville on Monday afternoon.

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