|COL||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|CHI||3||4||0||(0 - 0)||7|
|G: 3||Shots: 5|
|A: 1||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 4||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 4||TOI: 17:27|
|G: 2||Shots: 6|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 4||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 16:51|
|G: 0||Shots: 1|
|A: 3||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 0||TOI: 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).
|Patrick Sharp (19) ASST: Duncan Keith (31), Brent Seabrook (24)|
1 - 0 CHI
|Jonathan Toews (14) ASST: Marian Hossa (19), Niklas Hjalmarsson (13)|
2 - 0 CHI
|PPG - Patrick Sharp (20) ASST: Duncan Keith (32), Jonathan Toews (22)|
3 - 0 CHI
|Patrick Sharp (21) ASST: Niklas Hjalmarsson (14), Jonathan Toews (23)|
4 - 0 CHI
|Jonathan Toews (15) ASST: Patrick Sharp (19)|
5 - 0 CHI
|Paul Stastny (11) ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (15), Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (14)|
5 - 1 CHI
|Michal Handzus (4) ASST: Patrick Kane (28), Kris Versteeg (14)|
6 - 1 CHI
|Kris Versteeg (8) ASST: Duncan Keith (33), Michal Handzus (6)|
7 - 1 CHI
|Gabriel Landeskog (11) ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (15)|
7 - 2 CHI
|Maxime Talbot Tripping against Kris Versteeg|
|Jamie McGinn Too many men on the ice|
|Niklas Hjalmarsson Holding the stick against Maxime Talbot|
|Michal Rozsival Delay of game|
|Tyson Barrie Holding against Brandon Saad|