Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Matt Duchene totaled a goal and three assists,
and the Colorado Avalanche used a four-goal second-period burst to put a pair
of monumental Chicago streaks to rest in a 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks at
Coming into Friday, Chicago had gone 24 games from the start of this
truncated season with at least one point (21-0-3) and also won a franchise-
record 11 consecutive outings.
But Duchene, John Mitchell, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn all lit the lamp to
turn a tie game after one period into a 5-1 advantage and the hosts cruised
PA Parenteau and Paul Stastny added a score and two helpers each for the
Avalanche, who won for just the second time in their last eight.
Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves for his first win in three starts.
Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell scored for the Blackhawks, who hadn't lost in
regulation since a 6-1 setback at home to Nashville on Mar. 25, 2012 -- an
incredible stretch of 30 games.
Corey Crawford gave up five goals on 19 shots in 40 minutes to suffer the
defeat. Ray Emery stopped 11-of-12 chances in the third.
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