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Blackhawks 6, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 6, Avalanche 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, Chicago Blackhawks 6
CHICAGO (AP) -Patrick Sharp and Andrew Ladd each had two goals and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks over the Colorado Avalanche, 6-2, on Monday night for their third straight victory. 

Troy Brouwer and Cam Barker also scored for the Blackhawks, unbeaten in regulation at home (5-0-2). Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin made 24 saves.

Ben Guite and Milan Hejduk scored for the Avalanche, which lost its fourth straight. Peter Budaj stopped 31 shots.

Brouwer's goal was his first in 18 NHL games.

Colorado's Adam Foote assisted on Guite's goal, giving him 181 assists with the Avalanche/Nordiques and tying Sandis Ozolinsh's franchise record for defensemen.

Guite scored the lone goal of the first period with 3:38 left on a shot Khabibulin misplayed. Guite's 40-foot drive from the right wing struck Khabibulin's stick, then rolled under him and over the goal line.

Ladd tied it at 1-1 early in the second. From the low edge of the left circle, he ripped in a rebound of Dustin Byfuglien's shot from the slot.

Brouwer's goal gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with 2:19 left in the second. As Brouwer skated to the net, Sharp's shot glanced off the back of his leg. The puck rolled toward the goal and Brouwer stuffed it in.

Barker's power-play goal at 1:21 of the third made it 3-1. His screened drive from the slot slipped between Budaj's pads.

Just less than a minute later, Hejduk cut it to 3-2 on a shot from the right circle that beat Khabibulin just inside the left post.

Sharp made it 4-2 midway through the third when he scored from between the circles to complete a 3-on-2 break.

Ladd fired in his second goal from a sharp angle left of the net with just more than four minutes left to make it 5-2. Sharp's second goal, from the slot, completed the scoring with 2:34 left.

Notes: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville faced Colorado for the first time since leaving the Avalanche following the 2007-08 season. Quenneville coached Colorado for three seasons and compiled a 131-92-23 record there, but his contract was not renewed after the Avalanche was eliminated in the second round of the 2008 playoffs. Quenneville replaced Denis Savard as Chicago's coach on Oct. 16, four games into this season. ... Monday's game was the first of five straight at home for Chicago. The Blackhawks' next road game is Nov. 18 at Phoenix when they begin a six-game trip.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:22
COL
Ben Guite (2) ASST: Brett Clark (1), Adam Foote (1)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
03:54
CHI
Andrew Ladd (2) ASST: Dustin Byfuglien (3), Dave Bolland (5)
1 - 1 Tie
17:41
CHI
Troy Brouwer (1) ASST: Patrick Sharp (7), Aaron Johnson (3)
2 - 1 CHI
3rd Period
01:21
CHI
PPG - Cam Barker (2) ASST: Brian Campbell (7), Patrick Kane (8)
3 - 1 CHI
02:13
COL
Milan Hejduk (8) ASST: Ryan Smyth (4), John-Michael Liles (4)
3 - 2 CHI
10:32
CHI
Patrick Sharp (8) ASST: Jonathan Toews (7), Andrew Ladd (2)
4 - 2 CHI
15:48
CHI
Andrew Ladd (3) ASST: Dustin Byfuglien (4), Dave Bolland (6)
5 - 2 CHI
17:26
CHI
Patrick Sharp (9) ASST: Patrick Kane (9), Brent Seabrook (2)
6 - 2 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
05:07
COL
Joe Sakic  Hooking against  Brian Campbell
07:48
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Too many men/ice - bench
13:48
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Slashing against  Darcy Tucker
2nd Period
07:58
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Ben Eager
07:58
CHI
Ben Eager  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
10:18
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Holding the stick against  Cody McCormick
12:56
CHI
Adam Burish  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
12:56
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Adam Burish
19:20
COL
John-Michael Liles  Hooking against  Patrick Sharp
3rd Period
00:59
COL
Milan Hejduk  Hooking against  Brent Seabrook
08:19
CHI
Andrew Ladd  Holding against  Jordan Leopold
16:39
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Colin Fraser
16:39
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Colin Fraser
16:39
CHI
Colin Fraser  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
16:39
CHI
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
16:39
CHI
Adam Burish  Game misconduct against  Cody McLeod
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 37TOI: 59:55
Saves: 31EV: 27 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .838SH: 1 - 1
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
4-1-2
SA: 26TOI: 59:26
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .923SH: 1 - 1
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