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DENVER (AP) -Chris Stewart scored in the eighth round of the shootout, helping the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche remain unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Dustin Byfuglien had a chance to tie, but sent his slap shot just wide. The two teams engaged in a nine-round shootout earlier this season.

Ryan O'Reilly scored twice for Colorado in regulation, while David Jones added a short-handed goal.

The Avalanche moved to 6-0 at Pepsi Center this season, matching the franchise record for consecutive home wins to start a season.

Byfuglien, Duncan Keith and Andrew Ladd scored for the Blackhawks, who lost for the second straight night.

Craig Anderson returned to the net after receiving a rare night off. The Avalanche goalie stopped 29 shots, including a vital save in overtime when he turned back Patrick Sharp's shot.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Yann Danis made 23 saves and stopped four in-close attempts in the third period against his former Islanders teammates, helping New Jersey beat New York for its fourth straight victory.

Brian Rolston scored the winner on a power play and defenseman Cory Murphy added his first goal as a Devil. New Jersey has won 10 of its last 12 games.

Frans Nielsen scored for New York, and Martin Biron made 29 saves. The Islanders have dropped two straight after winning four in a row.

The game marked the return of Patrik Elias to the Devils' lineup. He missed the first 13 coming back from hip and groin surgery.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Jose Theodore stopped 28 shots, Brian Pothier had a goal and two assists and Washington - playing without injured star Alex Ovechkin for the second straight game - beat Florida to end a three-game losing streak.

Brendan Morrison scored twice and Tyler Sloan added a goal for the Capitals (9-3-4) in the opening game of home-and-home series with the Panthers.

Nathan Horton scored for Florida.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Daniel Carcillo scored twice and Ray Emery made 28 saves to lead Philadelphia Flyers to its fifth straight victory over Buffalo.

Chris Pronger had a goal and assist, and James van Riemsdyk and Darroll Powe also scored. The Flyers (8-4-1) have won three straight by a combined score of 17-5.

Emery improved to 5-1-0 in his last six starts.

Derek Roy had a power-play goal and assist, rookie Tyler Myers also scored with the man advantage for Buffalo, and Ryan Miller made 32 saves. The Sabres (9-3-1) have lost two of their last three after an 8-1-1 start.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jason Blake scored on a power play with 8:24 left, and Jonas Gustavsson made 34 saves in Toronto's second win in 14 games this season.

John Mitchell and Nikolai Kulemin also scored for Toronto. The Maple Leafs (2-7-5) have earned points in their last six games.

Brandon Sutter and Sergei Samsonov scored for Carolina. Last in the NHL at 2-10-3, the Hurricanes are winless in their last 11 games.

DALLAS (AP) - Brad Richards scored midway through the second period, Brenden Morrow added a third-period power-play goal, and Dallas held off Vancouver despite a 45-save performance by Canucks rookie Cory Schneider.

Marty Turco stopped 32 shots to help Dallas snap the Canucks' winning streak at three games. Mason Raymond scored for Vancouver, making the second stop on a five-game trip.

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