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Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1
Colorado Avalanche 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO (AP) -Patrick Lalime stopped 21 shots and defenseman James Wisniewski had two assists in the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Ben Guite falls over Patrick Lalime as Lalime tries to smother the puck. (AP Photo/Jerry Lai)

Dustin Byfuglien and Martin Havlat scored for the Blackhawks, who won their third straight game and are 4-0-1 in their last five.

Lalime lost a bid for his first shutout this season with 2:25 left in the third when Colorado's Jaroslav Hlinka scored. Chicago's top goalie, Nikolai Khabibulin, is out day-to-day with a right knee sprain.

Jose Theodore made 25 saves for Colorado, which lost its third straight.

Byfuglien opened the scoring and recorded the only goal of the first period during a power-play 4:48 in. Havlat made it 2-0 at 2:53 of the second, shortly after the Blackhawks had killed off a 5-on-3 Colorado power play.

Havlat beat Theodore high on the stick side from the right circle with a rebound of Wisniewski's shot from the point.

Hlinka scored with 2:25 left in the third from just outside the crease. He converted a centering pass from Cody McLeod.

Notes: The Blackhawks returned to the United Center after going 3-2-2 on a seven-game road trip. ... The crowd of 21,715 was the Blackhawks' fifth sellout this season, the most they've had since 2001-2002. ... Before the game, a moment of silence was observed for the victims of Thursday's shootings at Northern Illinois University. ... Rookie Mike Brodeur was recalled from Rockford of the AHL to backup Lalime. ... Injured Chicago forwards Jason Williams (sports hernia surgery) and Ben Eager (concussion) are expected to return within a week. ... Colorado C Paul Stastny missed his 13th game with a groin injury/appendectomy, but has resumed skating. ... Still out indefinitely for the Avalanche are C Joe Sakic (hernia surgery), D Brett Clark (shoulder), D Kyle Cuminsky (groin) and RW Cody McCormick (chest contusion).

scoring summary
1st Period
04:48
CHI
PPG - Dustin Byfuglien (12) ASST: James Wisniewski (13), Patrick Kane (37)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
02:53
CHI
Marty Havlat (8) ASST: James Wisniewski (14), Cam Barker (6)
2 - 0 CHI
3rd Period
17:35
COL
Jaroslav Hlinka (7) ASST: Cody McLeod (4), Scott Hannan (15)
2 - 1 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
04:12
COL
John-Michael Liles  Hooking against  Marty Havlat
08:58
CHI
Adam Burish  Fighting against  Cody McLeod
08:58
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting against  Adam Burish
16:08
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Hooking against  Cody McLeod
18:32
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Slashing against  Wojtek Wolski
19:23
CHI
Dave Bolland  Cross checking against  Jaroslav Hlinka
2nd Period
08:56
COL
Ben Guite  Hooking against  Adam Burish
13:00
COL
Marek Svatos  Hooking against  Brent Seabrook
17:32
CHI
Dave Bolland  Hooking against  Jordan Leopold
3rd Period
01:37
CHI
Jordan Hendry  Interference against  TJ Hensick
02:26
COL
John-Michael Liles  Hooking against  Adam Burish
13:52
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Holding against  Wojtek Wolski
17:57
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Tripping against  Milan Hejduk
goalie stats
José Théodore
SA: 27TOI: 58:16
Saves: 25EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .926SH: 2 - 2
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 12 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .955SH: 0 - 0
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