Found January 06, 2012 on
CHICAGO (AP) Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves to earn his second shutout, and T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist to lead
the Colorado Avalanche past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Avalanche center Paul Stastny and wingers David Jones and TJ Galiardi have something to prove. At the very least, they want to complement the Ryan O'Reilly-centered line, Colorado's most productive in all three zones.
PHILADELPHIA -- Patrick Kane juked around the defenseman and shot the puck from a low angle into the goal. The Blackhawks forward then began a brief celebration that had all around sharing a smile.
Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves to earn his second shutout, and T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Rugged Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson was activated today and will be available when the team visits the Blackhawks on Friday and the Blues on Saturday. Wilson, who has missed the past 13 games with a head injury, is second on the team in plus-minus, at plus-5, and led the team in that category when he banged his head off the glass at Vancouver on Dec. 6. (Rookie Gabriel Landeskog...
When coming home after an emotionally and physically draining game and having a game the next night, there are probably other opponents you'd pick than to play the 4x400 relay team that is the Colorado Avalanche. But you don't get to pick your schedule, and that's what the Hawks will face Friday night.
The timing the Hawks have had facing the Avs this year has been terrible...
PHILADELPHIA -- The last time the Chicago Blackhawks played a game in Philadelphia they skated off with the Stanley Cup. On Thursday night, they were merely looking to rebound from a tough loss and accumulate two points in the standings.
CHICAGO – Sixteen years covering this team, and even in the glory years can I rarely recall a game where the Avs kept the opposition crowd as quiet as this one tonight. Quite a feat too, considering 21,807 crammed into the United Center.
The Avs simply gave Chicago Blackhawks fans nothing to cheer about tonight. Not one thing.
Your Burgundy and Blue have now won nine...
On a night that couldn't have been much worse on the ice, the Avalanche also got a bad result from the medical room. Defenseman Erik Johnson suffered a hand injury in the first period and didn't return.
The Colorado Avalanche have excelled this season by waiting out their opponents and pouncing in the shootout.