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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Chicago



(Tuesday, March 4th)

Final Score: Colorado 4, Chicago 2

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyson Barrie, Ryan O'Reilly and Paul Stastny scored third-period goals to support a 36-save effort from Semyon Varlamov that carried the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

Maxime Talbot also tallied and Erik Johnson notched three assists in Colorado's third straight win. Barrie and O'Reilly also recorded assists during the Avalanche's final-period outburst.

Varlamov outplayed counterpart Corey Crawford, who stopped just 17-of-20 shots for the Blackhawks.

Ben Smith and Jonathan Toews each recorded goals in the loss, Chicago's third in four games.

"For the most part we did the right things tonight," Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said. "We should have taken advantage of it."

The teams were knotted at 2-2 when an interference penalty to Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya with under nine minutes left helped set up the eventual game-winning score. On the ensuing power play, Johnson fed the puck into the left circle for Barrie's one-timer that rocketed past Crawford with 7:10 to play.

"I was yelling for (the puck) and (Johnson) put it right in my wheelhouse and I was just able to kind of get everything on it and lucky to beat Crawford there," Barrie said of his game-winning goal.

Varlamov made the lead hold up with several key saves down the stretch before Stastny sealed the win by tapping in an empty-netter with 33 seconds on the clock.

After mustering only three shots during a scoreless opening period, the Avalanche beat Crawford on their second chance of the second to break the stalemate. Johnson wound up and sent a long drive that was successfully redirected by Talbot just 2:49 into the middle session

Chicago drew even prior to the second intermission on Smith's eighth of the season, a wrister past a screened Varlamov that came with 3:08 remaining in the frame.

O'Reilly sent Colorado back in front with only 1:23 elapsed in the third, taking in a pass from Matt Duchene in the neutral zone and racing hard down the right wing before firing the puck under Crawford's pads just 1:23 into the middle session.

The Blackhawks got back the equalizer just under six minutes later while on a power play, with Toews depositing Patrick Sharp's well-placed feed across the crease into an open right side.

Game Notes

Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon extended his point streak to 12 games by setting up Stastny's late goal ... Varlamov improved to 3-0-0 with a 1.47 GAA in three starts against the Blackhawks this season ... The Avs are now 31-1-3 when scoring first this season ... Three of Barrie's nine goals this season have come against Chicago ... Prior to the game, the Blackhawks acquired defenseman David Rundblad and minor league blueliner Mathieu Brisebois from Phoenix in exchange for a 2014 second-round pick.

03/05 00:23:13 ET

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Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
2nd
UF 51
UNC 62
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
4th
TOR 79
DAL 87
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
Final
ATL 100
NOP 91
 
3rd
HOU 72
LAC 85
 
3rd
OKC 80
NYK 50
 
4th
IND 74
ORL 64
 
Half
SAN 61
SAC 51
 
2nd
DEN 50
PHO 32
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
2nd
MARS 55
CLST 63
 
2nd
JST 55
HOF 86
 
2nd
INDST 49
MEM 56
 
2nd
UF 51
UNC 62
 
2nd
LATU 69
SAMF 45
 
2nd
TULA 69
SELA 61
 
2nd
NEB 70
TENNM 62
 
2nd
MISS 43
CREI 47
 
2nd
PORT 50
MURST 46
 
1st
MARQ 34
MSU 33
 
1st
ARK 34
UNT 36
 
1st
NCOL 39
STET 22
 
1st
IND 45
UNCG 28
 
Half
SJST 21
WMICH 36
 
1st
MNTST 49
TXARL 32
 
1st
UVA 8
LAS 0
 
1st
STLU 5
MSST 13
 
1st
COLST 13
PAC 3
 
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UTAH
NDAK
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
3rd Intermission
NJD 4
DET 4
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
3rd
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 1
EDM 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
MIN 2