Final Score: Colorado 3, Chicago 2 (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.
"We were fortunate to get a power play there and it was nice to capitalize on
that and get the two points," Barrie said.
Semyon Varlamov stole the two points for undermanned Colorado with a sublime
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,
Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots for Chicago, which has only one win in its
last five games (1-1-3).
"Our record in overtime is rather one-sided against us," said Blackhawks head
coach Joel Quenneville.
Chicago fell to 0-5 in overtime this season.
Barrie's first goal opened the scoring at 14:58 of the first period and Ryan
O'Reilly, following good puck movement, made it 2-0 on a power play 62 seconds
Johnny Oduya was credited with a goal on a deflection, putting Chicago on the
board 8:12 into the second period. The Blackhawks tied things up when Andrew
Shaw knocked down a rebound, turned around in the slot and beat Varlamov at
7:27 of the third period.
Varlamov hasn't lost in regulation in his last 14 starts (9-0-5) ... Brandon
Saad assisted on both Chicago goals ... The Blackhawks were 0-for-5 on the
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