|CHI||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|COL||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
DENVER (AP) - Dustin Byfuglien's second goal gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.
The Blackhawks snapped a four-game road winless streak and handed the Avs their first loss in five games at home. Chicago (14-6-7) hadn't won away from the United Center since Nov. 22 at Toronto.
Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville, who left the Avalanche in the offseason after leading the Avs to a .579 winning percentage over the last three seasons, is 13-4-6 since taking over as the Blackhawks' coach in mid-October.
Andrew Ladd's goal between Peter Budaj's legs tied it at 3 midway through the final period and, 4 minutes later, Martin Havlat picked up the puck along the boards as a power play ended and sent a pass to the front of the net, where Byfuglien redirected it past Budaj with 6:09 left.
Colorado's Wojtek Wolski broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period when he took the pass as he was coming out of his zone, split defensemen Brent Seabrook and Brian Campbell with a burst of speed and beat Nikolai Khabibulin in what had all the appearances of a shootout goal.
The only goal in the second period belonged to Byfuglien, whose breakaway score under the right arm of Budaj tied it at 2.
The Avalanche took a 2-1 lead in the first period after allowing Craig Adams to score 2 1/2 minutes into the game. Rookie Chris Stewart tied it when he beat Khabibulin with a slap shot from the right circle just as the power play was ending. Assisting on the goal was Ian Laperriere, who then put Colorado ahead 2-1 when he took John-Michael Liles' pass from the boards and redirected it over Khabibulin's right shoulder.
Quenneville, who replaced Denis Savard on Oct. 16 four games into the season, coached Colorado the last three seasons. He's now 2-0 against his old team that he led to two postseason appearances. Quenneville and the Blackhawks got the best of the Avs in a 6-2 win over Colorado on Nov. 1 in Chicago.
Notes: Budaj has started 25 of Colorado's 29 games. ... The Avalanche hit the road for four straight games, the team's second-longest trip of the season.
|Craig Adams (1) ASST: Colin Fraser (6), Brian Campbell (16)|
1 - 0 CHI
|Chris Stewart (2) ASST: Ian Laperriere (8), Brett Clark (3)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Ian Laperriere (4) ASST: John-Michael Liles (10), Adam Foote (2)|
2 - 1 COL
|Dustin Byfuglien (4) ASST: Jonathan Toews (15), Duncan Keith (10)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Wojtek Wolski (6) ASST: David Jones (3)|
3 - 2 COL
|Andrew Ladd (6) ASST: Dave Bolland (12)|
3 - 3 Tie
|Dustin Byfuglien (5) ASST: Marty Havlat (14), Kris Versteeg (16)|
4 - 3 CHI
|Brent Seabrook Tripping against Wojtek Wolski|
|Kris Versteeg Interference - Goalkeeper against Peter Budaj|
|Cody McLeod Holding against Cam Barker|
|Cam Barker Hi-sticking against Cody McLeod|
|Milan Hejduk Hooking against Jonathan Toews|
|Ian Laperriere Slashing against Patrick Kane|
|Dustin Byfuglien Too many men on the ice|
|Philippe Dupuis Boarding against Brent Sopel|
|Duncan Keith Holding against Scott Hannan|
|Adam Foote Interference against Kris Versteeg|
|Jordan Leopold Hooking against Dave Bolland|
|SA: 21||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 18||EV: 12 - 15|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .857||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 30||TOI: 58:27|
|Saves: 26||EV: 22 - 26|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .867||SH: 1 - 1|