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Avalanche 4, Sabres 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 4, Sabres 3, SO
Colorado Avalanche 4, Buffalo Sabres 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Hendricks scored the deciding goal in the 11th round of the shootout, rookie Matt Duchene scored twice in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche snapped Buffalo's six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory over the Sabres on Saturday night.

Fellow rookie Brandon Yip, playing in just his 10th NHL game, tallied for the fifth time and added an assist and Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche (25-15-6), which won for only the second time in the last five games.

Buffalo (28-11-5), looking to earn its longest win streak since opening the 2006-07 season with an NHL-record 10 consecutive victories, got goals from Drew Stafford, Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht.

Stafford added an assist and backup Patrick Lalime made 27 saves in the loss, the Sabres' first in regulation since Dec. 23.

Hendricks scored the winner after faking a shot then deking Lalime with a nifty move.

Colorado played without captain Adam Foote, who returned to Denver after injuring his ankle during the second period in Friday's loss to Carolina.

Duchene opened the scoring 7:35 into the game with a splendid individual effort. After stealing the puck from Buffalo defenseman Henrik Tallinder in the right circle, Duchene fed Hendricks in the slot, then received a return pass before flipping the puck over Lalime.

Duchene notched his second of the game, and 13th of the year, with 6:32 left in the first period, jamming home a loose puck in the crease.

Stafford made it 2-1 with a power-play goal with 2:55 remaining in the second period, but Yip gave Colorado its two-goal lead back 62 seconds later when his wrist shot from the right circle eluded Lalime.

Vanek scored midway through the third period to cut the deficit to 3-2, and Hecht tied it with 4:12 left in regulation with a wrist shot from the right point.

NOTES: Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles returned after missing one game because of flu-like symptoms. ... The Sabres open a season-long seven-game road trip on Thursday in Atlanta. ... Buffalo is 7-0-3 at home since Dec. 9. ... No Avalanche player has recorded a hat trick since Milan Hejduk scored three times against St. Louis in December 2007. ... Tim Connolly extended his career-high points streak to nine games with an assist on Hecht's goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:35
COL
Matt Duchene (12) ASST: Matt Hendricks (3)
1 - 0 COL
13:28
COL
Matt Duchene (13) ASST: Brandon Yip (3), Milan Hejduk (14)
2 - 0 COL
2nd Period
17:05
BUF
PPG - Drew Stafford (11) ASST: Paul Gaustad (3), Tim Kennedy (11)
2 - 1 COL
18:07
COL
Brandon Yip (5) ASST: Paul Stastny (32), Ryan Wilson (9)
3 - 1 COL
3rd Period
09:19
BUF
Thomas Vanek (12) ASST: Drew Stafford (11), Derek Roy (23)
3 - 2 COL
15:48
BUF
Jochen Hecht (10) ASST: Tim Connolly (26)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDBUFCOLTOTAL
1D. Stafford
M. Hejduk
0 - 1
2T. Connolly
W. Wolski
1 - 1
3J. Pominville
C. Stewart
1 - 1
4T. Vanek
M. Duchene
2 - 2
5D. Roy
P. Stastny
2 - 2
6T. Myers
B. Yip
2 - 2
7C. MacArthur
D. Tucker
2 - 2
8J. Hecht
R. O'Reilly
3 - 3
9A. Mair
J. Liles
3 - 3
10T. Kennedy
T. Galiardi
3 - 3
11H. Tallinder
M. Hendricks
3 - 4
penalty summary
1st Period
02:44
BUF
Steve Montador  Fighting against  Cody McLeod
02:44
BUF
Clarke MacArthur  Holding against  TJ Galiardi
02:44
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting against  Steve Montador
08:19
BUF
Adam Mair  Slashing against  Matt Duchene
15:26
COL
Craig Anderson  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
17:16
COL
Kyle Quincey  Hi-sticking against  Tim Kennedy
2nd Period
11:18
COL
Matt Hendricks  Roughing against  Jason Pominville
12:07
BUF
Drew Stafford  Hooking against  Scott Hannan
12:35
BUF
Tyler Myers  Interference against  Wojtek Wolski
15:08
COL
John-Michael Liles  Tripping against  Tyler Myers
3rd Period
19:01
BUF
Steve Montador  Hi-sticking against  Paul Stastny
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 35TOI: 65:00
Saves: 32EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 2PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .914SH: 0 - 0
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
3-2-2
SA: 30TOI: 64:47
Saves: 27EV: 18 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
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