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Sharp's Hat Trick Leads Blackhawks Past Avs

Sunday, 12.29.2013 / 8:41 AM

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Three Stars of the Game
Patrick Sharp
1st
Patrick Sharp
G: 3Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 4TOI: 17:27
Jonathan Toews
2nd
Jonathan Toews
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:51
Duncan Keith
3rd
Duncan Keith
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:32

Colorado Avalanche web staff contributed to this story.

CHICAGO -- Patrick Sharp notched a hat trick and a four-point night Friday in Chicago's 7-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center.

The Blackhawks also got two goals and two assists from Jonathan Toews in evening their season mark against the Avs at 1-1.

Colorado (23-11-3) defeated Chicago 5-1 in November in Denver and still occupies third place in the Central Dvision, 11 points back of the first-place Blackhawks (27-7-6).

Paul Stastny got the Avalanche on the scoreboard at 9:07 of the second period, giving him points in four of six games, and Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog went top shelf past Raanta at 7:37 of the third, giving him scores in back-to-back games.

Michal Handzus and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks, while rookie goalie Antti Raanta (16 saves) improved to 9-1-2 overall and 7-1-2 since taking over the starting role for injured Chicago starter Corey Crawford (groin).

Patrick Kane's assist on Handzus' goal in the second period extended his point streak to a career-high 13 straight games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed all seven goals and took the loss for Colorado. He was hit in the chin of his mask with 1:12 to play in the second period by a hard wrist shot from Chicago's Brandon Bollig and was replaced by Semyon Varlamov to start the third.

Colorado fell to 5-3-0 in its past eight games against Chicago and has points in six of nine in the series (4-3-2).

scoring summary
1st Period
12:27
CHI
Patrick Sharp (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Duncan Keith (31), Brent Seabrook (24)
1 - 0 CHI
18:03
CHI
Jonathan Toews (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Marian Hossa (19), Niklas Hjalmarsson (13)
2 - 0 CHI
19:18
CHI
PPG - Patrick Sharp (20) Slapshot - ASST: Duncan Keith (32), Jonathan Toews (22)
3 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
00:27
CHI
Patrick Sharp (21) Backhand shot - ASST: Niklas Hjalmarsson (14), Jonathan Toews (23)
4 - 0 CHI
08:21
CHI
Jonathan Toews (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Sharp (19)
5 - 0 CHI
09:07
COL
Paul Stastny (11) Backhand shot - ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (15), PA Parenteau (14)
5 - 1 CHI
13:30
CHI
Michal Handzus (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Kane (28), Kris Versteeg (14)
6 - 1 CHI
17:48
CHI
Kris Versteeg (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Duncan Keith (33), Michal Handzus (6)
7 - 1 CHI
3rd Period
07:37
COL
Gabriel Landeskog (11) Backhand shot - ASST: PA Parenteau (15)
7 - 2 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
13:44
COL
Maxime Talbot  Tripping against  Kris Versteeg
18:46
COL
Jamie McGinn  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
09:59
CHI
Niklas Hjalmarsson  Holding the stick against  Maxime Talbot
3rd Period
18:39
CHI
Michal Rozsival  Delay of game
19:56
COL
Tyson Barrie  Holding against  Brandon Saad
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 13TOI: 20:00
Saves: 13EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 24TOI: 40:00
Saves: 17EV: 16 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .708SH: 0 - 0
Antti Raanta
Antti Raanta
9-1-2
SA: 18TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
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