Barrie lifts Avalanche over Blackhawks 3-2 in OT

By: The Associated Press
January 14, 2014 Updated: January 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm
photo - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) celebrates his winning goal in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) celebrates his winning goal in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) 

CHICAGO — Tyson Barrie scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 4:09 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night.

With Jonathan Toews off for hooking, Barrie beat Corey Crawford with a one-timer from the left circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Matt Duchene to give Colorado its second straight win. The Avalanche improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games despite being outshot 48-26.

Barrie and Ryan O'Reilly scored 1:02 apart late in the first period for Colorado. O'Reilly has three goals in his last two games.

Chicago's Andrew Shaw scored at 7:27 of the third to tie it. He also assisted on Johnny Oduya's goal in the second.

Semyon Varlamov made 46 saves for Colorado and improved to 9-0-5 in his last 15 games, including 14 starts — the longest streak of his career without a regulation loss. His last defeat in regulation was at Phoenix on Dec. 10, when the Avalanche lost 3-1.

Crawford finished with 23 saves. The Blackhawks have dropped their last seven games that have gone past regulation, dating to a 2-1 shootout win in Dallas on Nov. 29.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are 4-11 this season in games that go longer than 60 minutes. They are 0-5 in overtime and 4-6 in shootouts.

Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson left late in the second period with a lower-body injury. He tried to return for a shift in the third, but didn't continue.

Colorado led 2-0 after the first period, despite being outplayed until about 14 minutes in when the Blackhawks held a 12-3 advantage in shots.

But Barrie opened the scoring on a soft screened shot from just inside the right point with 5:02 left in the first. He flipped the puck past several players, and then it sailed over Crawford's glove.

O'Reilly made it 2-0 with a power-play goal on a crisp passing play 1:02 later and just 10 seconds after Kris Versteeg was sent off for hooking. O'Reilly slipped the puck past Crawford after a wide-open setup at the edge of the crease.

The Blackhawks pushed back and turned up the pressure in the second, outshooting Colorado 10-1 in the first half of the period and 16-6 overall. But Chicago only managed to cut Colorado's lead to 2-1, cashing in on Oduya's deflection of Brandon Saad's screened shot from the slot.

Shaw tied it on a rebound. He swept in a shot from 10 feet out after Varlamov stopped Saad from point-blank range.

Chicago's Michal Rozsival hit the right post with a shot with about 7:30 left. Crawford made a point-blank stop on a wide-open Cody McLeod with just more than 3 minutes left.

Toews tripped Andre Benoit at 3:34 of overtime following a Chicago turnover to prevent a possible breakaway, but the ensuing power play led to Barrie's game-winner.

NOTES: Oduya, a defenseman, had gone 23 games without a goal and 10 without a point. . Colorado C Paul Stastny missed the game with a leg injury sustained Saturday at Minnesota and is day to day. ... Avalanche G Jean-Sebastien Giguere sat out with back spasms, so Sami Aittokallio was recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL to back up Varlamov. Colorado D Cory Sarich also was scratched.

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