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Semyon Varlamov Makes 48 Saves as Colorado Avalanche Defeat Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Overtime

January 15th, 2014 at 1:40 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Colorado Avalanche offensively on Tuesday night, but to no avail. Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov stopped 48 of the 50 shots he faced on the night, helping the Avalanche steal the victory. The Blackhawks fall to 30-8-11 on the season are are 1-1-3 in their last five games. The Avalanche move to 29-12-5 with the win and have won two straight and three of their last four. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

14:58 COL GOAL: Tyson Barrie (4) assisted by Ryan Wilson and John Mitchell

16:00 COL PPG: Ryan O'Reilly (17) assisted by Nick Holden and Jamie McGinn

2nd Period:

08:12 CHI GOAL: Johnny Oduya (3) assisted by Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw

3rd Period:

07:27 CHI GOAL: Andrew Shaw (13) assisted by Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa

OT Period:

04:09 COL PPG: Tyson Barrie 2 (5) assisted by Matt Duchene

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie scored two goals on the night and now has four points in three games against the Blackhawks this season.
  • Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has now scored goals in back to back games since being move to the second line. Forward Brandon Saad has three points over his last two games.
  • Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 26 shots. Crawford has not won since November 29 and is winless in his last eight games.
  • Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson left the game in the third period with a back injury and did not return.
  • Patrick Sharp registered nine shots for the Blackhawks, but none were put past Varlamov. Sharp continues to fire pucks at the net as he ranks second in the league with 196 shots this season.

NEXT GAME: Friday, January 17 vs Anaheim Ducks. 7 pm. CT


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