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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Avalanche, 5-3

Full coverage from Chicago's 5-3 win over Colorado

by Monterey Pepper /

The Blackhawks claimed a dramatic, come-from-behind victory in their final game against the Avalanche on Saturday night with four unanswered goals in the third period to take a 5-3 win at the Pepsi Center. 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Kirby Dach found twine to tie the game and jumpstart Chicago's comeback in the third period.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: With his goal in the third period, Patrick Kane became the 11th player in NHL history to record 13 consecutive 20-goal seasons to start their career.


The Avalanche opened the scoring at 6:01 of the first period when Ryan Graves fired a clapper through traffic going five hole to put Colorado up, 1-0. 

Chicago tied it up 21 seconds into the second period after Jonathan Toews buried a pass from Patrick Kane top shelf to even to score at 1-1. 

Video: CHI@COL: Toews beats sprawling Lehner in close

Colorado regained the lead at 2:40 of the middle frame when Matt Calvert slipped a loose puck into the back of the net from under Lehner's pads to pull ahead 2-1. 

Calvert gathered the puck behind the net and buried his second of the night to extend Colorado's lead to 3-1 at 19:10 of the third period.  

Patrick Kane put the Blackhawks within reach of the Avalanche's lead at 11:22 of the third period when the winger took advantage of a screen by Erik Gustafsson and buried one to make the score 3-2.

Video: CHI@COL: Kane wires wrister home short side

Kirby Dach tied it up at 12:07 after reaching for a cross-ice pass from Gustafsson and finds twine back door to make it 3-3. 

Video: CHI@COL: Dach scores in 3rd period

The Blackhawks pulled ahead at 16:43 of the third period when Dominik Kubalik picked up a pass from the back of the net in the slot and fired a quick shot beating Phillipp Grubauer to give Chicago a 4-3 lead. 

Video: CHI@COL: Kubalik scores in 3rd period

Connor Murphy got the insurance goal on the empty net to claim a 5-3 victory over the Avalanche. 

Video: CHI@COL: Murphy seals win with empty-net goal

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