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Barrie lifts Avs over Blackhawks in OT

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyson Barrie scored two goals, including the 
game-winner  in overtime to  lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the 
Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. 

Blackhawks  captain Jonathan  Toews went off for hooking with 1:26 left in the 
extra  session. The  Avalanche struck  on the  subsequent power  play as  Matt 
Duchene  whipped a  backhand pass  that Barrie  one-timed home  from the  left 
circle with 50.7 seconds remaining. 

"We  were fortunate to get a power play there and it was nice to capitalize on 
that and get the two points," Barrie said. 

Semyon  Varlamov stole  the two points for undermanned Colorado with a sublime 
46-save performance. 

The  Avalanche, who  improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games, were already 
playing  without  forward  Paul  Stastny  (leg)  and  defenseman  Cory  Sarich 
(back)  when  defenseman Erik Johnson left  Tuesday's game with a back injury, 

Corey  Crawford  stopped 23 shots  for Chicago, which has  only one win in its 
last five games (1-1-3). 

"Our  record in overtime is rather one-sided against us," said Blackhawks head 
coach Joel Quenneville. 

Chicago fell to 0-5 in overtime this season. 

Barrie's  first goal opened  the scoring at 14:58 of the first period and Ryan 
O'Reilly, following good puck movement, made it 2-0 on a power play 62 seconds 

Johnny  Oduya was credited with a goal on a deflection, putting Chicago on the 
board  8:12 into  the second period. The Blackhawks tied things up when Andrew 
Shaw  knocked down  a rebound, turned around  in the slot and beat Varlamov at 
7:27 of the third period. 

                                   Game Notes 

Varlamov  hasn't lost  in regulation in his last 14 starts (9-0-5) ... Brandon 
Saad  assisted  on both Chicago  goals ... The Blackhawks were 0-for-5 on the 
power play. 

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