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Barrie leads Avalanche past Rangers

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - After scoring the game-tying goal with 51.4 seconds left in regulation, Tyson Barrie recorded the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers, 3-2, on Thursday.

Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov stopped Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards in the shootout to secure the victory for the Avalanche, who have won five in a row.

Andre Benoit scored in the second period for Colorado, which sits three points ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks for second place in the Central Division. Varlamov stopped 29-of-31 shots.

John Moore and Derek Stepan lit the lamp for New York, which leads the Flyers by four points for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia lost to Columbus on Thursday.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 35-of-37 shots for the Rangers, who went 2-1-1 on a four-game road trip.

04/04 00:12:50 ET

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