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Woes In The Net Hurt Hawks

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Tomas Fleischmann scored the game-tying goal and Matt Duchene registered the game-winner in a 60-second span late in the third period to help the Colorado Avalanche rally past the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-5, at Pepsi Center.

Duchene finished with two scores while Fleischmann assisted on the winner and Ryan O’Reilly’s empty-netter for Colorado, which has won three straight.

Paul Stastny chipped in with a goal and two assists while Brandon Yip and Cody McLeod each lit the lamp for the Avs, who matched a season-high for goals in one contest.

Craig Anderson turned away 29-of-34 shots for the victors.

Troy Brouwer had two goals and one assist for Chicago, which has lost two straight and three of its last five games. Jack Skille, Jeremy Morin and Bryan Bickell each provided offense in the setback.

Corey Crawford surrendered the late scores on 19 shots. He replaced Marty Turco early in the second period after the Blackhawks starter gave up four goals on only 10 shots.