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Stastny and Avs beat up Hawks

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Stastny scored once and added an assist, while Semyon Varlamov posted 36 saves, as the Colorado Avalanche buried the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-1, on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

John Mitchell, PA Parenteau, Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each lit the lamp once to help the Avalanche snap a season-high three-game skid.

"We did not like that feeling," Parenteau said of losing three in a row. "We don't want to be losing again. We were motivated and we responded."

Corey Crawford gave up three goals on seven shots in the first period before being removed in favor of rookie Antti Raanta, who saved 14 shots in relief in his NHL debut.

Brandon Saad scored the lone goal of the game for the Blackhawks, who have lost two of their last three games.

Colorado chased Crawford from the contest early, with Stastny, Landeskog and Mitchell each scoring within the first 14 minutes of the game to give the Avalanche a comfortable 3-0 edge.

Stastny scored just over 6 1/2 minutes in when a strange carom off the end boards in the Chicago zone deflected into the slot, where Stastny rifled a wrister into the back of the net for 1-0 lead.

Landeskog and Mitchell scored 56 seconds apart later in the frame to make it 3-0, as Landeskog scored on a tip-in at 12:21 before Mitchell one-timed the disc home from in front at 13:17.

Raanta took over for Crawford following Mitchell's goal and held Colorado off the board until late in the second when Parenteau charged down the left side and rifled a wrister from the left circle to make it 4-0 at 18:38.

McLeod added his first of the season 1:44 into the third for a 5-0 lead before Saad scored at 12:10 to account for the final margin.

"I thought we gave a good push back in the second but we just couldn't finish up," Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook said. "We have to get off to better starts. We have to nip this in the butt."

Game Notes

Colorado's Tyson Barrie and Maxime Talbot each posted two assists ... Chicago's Patrick Kane recorded an assist to extend his point streak to seven games ... Colorado improved to 9-3-0 at home this season ... Both teams finished 1-for-2 on the power play.

11/19 23:56:48 ET

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Thursday, April 24Full Scoreboard
Boston 4/24 8:00 PM ET
Detroit NBCSN, TSN, NESN, FSN-DET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Boston leads series, 2-1.
Colorado 4/24 9:30 PM ET
Minnesota CNBC, TSN2, Alt, FSN-N,WI
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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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