Avalanche top Blackhawks via shootout

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 23, 2011
Joakim Lindstrom scored the only goal in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche won their sixth straight road game by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Saturday night. Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves through overtime, then stopped Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the shootout to help Colorado (6-2) extend its record streak of road wins from the start of a season. Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog's second goal of the game with 1:48 left in the third period tied it at 4 and forced overtime. He broke in on alone on goalie Corey Crawford after taking a pass from Ryan O'Reilly. Paul Stastny and David Jones also scored in regulation for the Avalanche, who couldn't hold a two-goal lead after two periods. Toews, Michael Frolik, Jamal Mayers and Marian Hossa had goals in regulation for the Blackhawks, who dropped the second game of a home-and-home set after winning 3-1 in Denver on Thursday. Crawford stopped 20 shots through overtime, and then turned aside Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene in the shootout before Lindstrom faked him out of position for the game-winner. The Avalanche, who entered with the NHL's best power play (29.2 percent), didn't have a man-advantage. Stastny got credit for the only goal of the first period with 3:50 remaining. Kyle Quincey lobbed a shot through traffic from the left point, and the puck deflected in off Stastny. Frolik tied it with an unassisted goal 46 seconds into the second period after he picked off Erik Johnson's clearing attempt from behind the net and whipped it past Varlamov. Jones' fluke goal at 7:41 put Colorado ahead. His centering attempt from the side of the net struck Crawford's stick, popped into the air, rolled over Crawford's arm and into the net. Landeskog stretched it to 3-1 with 6:35 left in the period when he bolted to the crease and slammed in O'Reilly's feed from behind the net. Toews knocked in a rebound with 55 seconds left in the second for a power-play goal that cut the Blackhawks' deficit to 3-2. Mayers was credited with a goal that tied it at 3 at 4:35 of the third. Varlamov stopped Mayers' drive from the right circle, but the rebound caromed into the slot and bounced in off the left skate of Colorado defenseman Shane O'Brien. Hossa deflected in a shot by Duncan Keith with 5:27 left in the third to put Chicago ahead 4-3. The Blackhawks had several good chances on a power play early in overtime. Hejduk hit the post with a wraparound shot in the final seconds. NOTES: The Blackhawks unveiled bronze statues of Hall of Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside the United Center before the game. Both Hull and Mikita took part in the ceremony. Colorado C Peter Mueller (head) missed his fifth straight game. Chicago D Sami Lepisto, LW Rostizlav Olesz, and LW/D John Scott were healthy scratches. The crowd of 21,318 was the Blackhawks 150th straight sellout.
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