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Barrie lifts Avs over Blackhawks in OT

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyson Barrie scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews went off for hooking with 1:26 left in the extra session. The Avalanche struck on the subsequent power play as Matt Duchene whipped a backhand pass that Barrie one-timed home from the left circle with 50.7 seconds remaining.

Semyon Varlamov stole the two points for undermanned Colorado with a sublime 46-save performance.

The Avalanche, who improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games, were already playing without forward Paul Stastny (leg) and defenseman Cory Sarich (back) when defenseman Erik Johnson left Tuesday's game with a back injury, too.

Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots for Chicago, which has only one win in its last five games (1-1-3).

01/14 23:04:30 ET