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Blackhawks 3, Avalanche 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Blackhawks 3, Avalanche 1
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 29TOI: 58:34
GA: 2EV: 25-27
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .931SH: 1-1
Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 17:58
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:32

DENVER (AP) - Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks went on to beat Colorado 3-1 on Thursday night, snapping the Avalanche's winning streak at five.

Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa also scored and Corey Crawford made 30 saves to help the Blackhawks sweep a two-game trip that started in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

Ryan O'Byrne had a goal and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado.

The Avalanche's winning streak came on the road. They've lost both home games this season.

Sharp made it 2-1 with 13:40 left. Andrew Brunette put a hard shot on Varlamov from the slot and the rebound went to Sharp along the boards. Sharp skated into the right circle and beat Varlamov over his right shoulder for his second goal of the season.

Colorado had a chance to tie it when Brent Seabrook drew a minor for tripping with 2:12 left. The Avalanche pulled Varmalov with 1:28 left, but Hossa scored into an empty net with 1:10 left.

The Blackhawks opened the scoring in the second period after being outshot 13-6 in the first 20 minutes. Toews lifted a backhander over Varlamov's right shoulder with 3:58 left in the period, his third goal of the season.

O'Byrne tied it at 1 with his first goal of the season. The defenseman pinched down and deflected Matt Duchene's shot past Crawford with 4:37 left in the second period. The goal stood after a video review.

Colorado's best chance to score in the first came with 6:49 left when Ryan O'Reilly broke through the defense, but Crawford stopped him.

Notes: Avalanche C Peter Mueller (head) missed his fourth straight game. Mueller missed all of last season after sustaining a concussion late in the 2009-10 season. ... O'Byrne's goal was Colorado's first at home this season. The Avalanche were shutout in their opener and needed 95:27 to get their first goal at Pepsi Center. ... The teams will play again Saturday night in Chicago.

scoring summary
1st Period
Jonathan Toews (3) ASST: Daniel Carcillo (2), Nick Leddy (2)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
Ryan O'Byrne (1) ASST: Matt Duchene (3), Joakim Lindstrom (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
Patrick Sharp (2) ASST: Andrew Brunette (2), Duncan Keith (3)
2 - 1 CHI
SHG - EN - Marian Hossa (3) ASST: Jonathan Toews (2)
3 - 1 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
Viktor Stalberg  Too many men/ice - bench
Ryan Wilson  Interference against  Andrew Brunette
Cody McLeod  Boarding against  Viktor Stalberg
2nd Period
3rd Period
Brent Seabrook  Tripping against  Ryan O'Reilly
goalie stats
Corey Crawford
Corey Crawford
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .969SH: 0 - 0
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 29TOI: 58:34
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
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