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Barrie ties the game late, scores shootout winner as the Avalanche beat the Rangers 3-2

Friday, 04.04.2014 / 12:15 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Barrie ties the game late, scores shootout winner as the Avalanche beat the Rangers 3-2

DENVER - Tyson Barrie scored in the final minute of regulation, and then scored again in the shootout, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Semyon Varlamov had 29 saves for Colorado, which has won five in a row. Varlamov also stopped each of New York's attempts in the shootout.

The Avalanche maintained a three-point lead on the Chicago Blackhawks for second place in the Central Division. The Blackhawks beat Minnesota in a shootout but still lag behind Colorado with 10 days left in the season.

Henrik Lundqvist had 35 saves for the Rangers, who gained a point on Philadelphia despite the loss. The Flyers lost to Columbus on Thursday.

New York has a four-point lead for second in the Metropolitan Division.

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