Sharp's Hat Trick Leads Blackhawks Past Avs | Sunday, 12.29.2013 / 10:41 AM

Colorado Avalanche web staff contributed to this story.

CHICAGO -- Patrick Sharp notched a hat trick and a four-point night Friday in Chicago's 7-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center.

The Blackhawks also got two goals and two assists from Jonathan Toews in evening their season mark against the Avs at 1-1.

Colorado (23-11-3) defeated Chicago 5-1 in November in Denver and still occupies third place in the Central Dvision, 11 points back of the first-place Blackhawks (27-7-6).

Paul Stastny got the Avalanche on the scoreboard at 9:07 of the second period, giving him points in four of six games, and Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog went top shelf past Raanta at 7:37 of the third, giving him scores in back-to-back games.

Michal Handzus and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks, while rookie goalie Antti Raanta (16 saves) improved to 9-1-2 overall and 7-1-2 since taking over the starting role for injured Chicago starter Corey Crawford (groin).

Patrick Kane's assist on Handzus' goal in the second period extended his point streak to a career-high 13 straight games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed all seven goals and took the loss for Colorado. He was hit in the chin of his mask with 1:12 to play in the second period by a hard wrist shot from Chicago's Brandon Bollig and was replaced by Semyon Varlamov to start the third.

Colorado fell to 5-3-0 in its past eight games against Chicago and has points in six of nine in the series (4-3-2).

Scoring Summary
1st Period
12:27CHI Patrick Sharp (19) ASST: Duncan Keith (31), Brent Seabrook (24) 1 - 0 CHI
18:03CHI Jonathan Toews (14) ASST: Marian Hossa (19), Niklas Hjalmarsson (13) 2 - 0 CHI
19:18CHI PPG - Patrick Sharp (20) ASST: Duncan Keith (32), Jonathan Toews (22) 3 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
00:27CHI Patrick Sharp (21) ASST: Niklas Hjalmarsson (14), Jonathan Toews (23) 4 - 0 CHI
08:21CHI Jonathan Toews (15) ASST: Patrick Sharp (19) 5 - 0 CHI
09:07COL Paul Stastny (11) ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (15), PA Parenteau (14) 5 - 1 CHI
13:30CHI Michal Handzus (4) ASST: Patrick Kane (28), Kris Versteeg (14) 6 - 1 CHI
17:48CHI Kris Versteeg (8) ASST: Duncan Keith (33), Michal Handzus (6) 7 - 1 CHI
3rd Period
07:37COL Gabriel Landeskog (11) ASST: PA Parenteau (15) 7 - 2 CHI
Three Stars of the Game
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp
G: 3Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 4TOI: 17:27
Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:51
Duncan Keith
Duncan Keith
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:32
Penalty Summary
1st Period
13:44COL Max Talbot  Tripping against  Kris Versteeg
18:46COL Jamie McGinn  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
09:59CHI Niklas Hjalmarsson  Holding the stick against  Max Talbot
3rd Period
18:39CHI Michal Rozsival  Delay of game
19:56COL Tyson Barrie  Holding against  Brandon Saad
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/21/2
Faceoff Wins3026
Blocked Shots108
Penalty Minutes64
4T. BarrieD0010222:02
5N. GueninD00-12017:26
6E. JohnsonD00-40019:08
7J. MitchellC0000015:35
8J. HejdaD00-40020:11
9M. DucheneC00-31016:22
11J. McGinnL0001014:45
15P. ParenteauR0201016:43
24M. ClicheC00-11010:46
25M. TalbotC0001215:37
26P. StastnyC1002017:37
29N. MacKinnonC00-31016:04
44R. WilsonD0001021:25
55C. McLeodL00-10010:14
58P. BordeleauL00-10010:15
61A. BenoitD0003019:48
90R. O'ReillyC00-32016:47
92G. LandeskogL1102016:39
1S. Varlamov13131.00020:00
35J. Giguere1724.70840:00
2D. KeithD0301021:32
4N. HjalmarssonD0233218:17
7B. SeabrookD0101021:02
8N. LeddyD0010018:32
10P. SharpL3145017:27
16M. KrugerC0010013:03
19J. ToewsC2226016:51
20B. SaadL00-12015:17
23K. VersteegR1122014:24
26M. HandzusC1123014:46
27J. OduyaD0030019:59
28B. SmithR0010012:58
29B. BickellL00-11014:24
32M. RozsivalD0010219:07
52B. BolligL00-14010:36
65A. ShawC00-10015:46
81M. HossaR0120015:37
88P. KaneR0129017:01
31A. Raanta1618.88960:00