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Byfuglien, Havlat score twice as Blackhawks fly past Avalanche

Oct 4, 2008 - 3:56 AM By Derek Nagy PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DENVER (Ticker) -- Dustin Byfuglien scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 7-4 preseason victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

The loss snapped Colorado's three-game winning streak.

Byfuglien scored the first goal of the night for the Blackhawks and tallied again in the third period as Chicago improved to 5-1-1 in the preseason.

Martin Havlat also netted two goals, including an empty-netter that capped the scoring. Reigning Calder Trophy winner Patrick Kane added three assists for the Blackhawks.

Byfuglien's goal at 6:10 of the third period was Chicago's second power-play tally of the game and capped a four-goal surge that erased a 3-2 deficit. Kane made a pretty pass to the defenseman-turned-forward, whose one-timer beat goaltender Andrew Raycroft to give Chicago a commanding 6-3 lead.

David Jones and Paul Stastny each scored a pair of goals for the Avalanche, who fell to 3-1-1.

After falling behind, 2-0, midway through the first period, the Avalanche got on the board with 8:15 remaining. Jones stole the puck in the neutral zone and skated in untouched before putting a wrister past netminder Cristobal Huet.

Stastny forged a 2-2 tie with his first goal of the preseason just 38 seconds into the second period, when he tallied on the power play. Colorado took a brief lead as Jones scored at 2:45, but Dave Bolland knotted the contest less than three minutes later and defenseman Brent Seabrook tallied at 9:08 to put Chicago ahead for good.

Patrick Sharp netted his league-leading fifth goal of the preseason while blue-liner Cam Barker and captain Jonathan Toews added two assists apiece for the Blackhawks.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 2 2 3 7
    COLORADO 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 1 (CAM BARKER, PATRICK KANE) 1:18
    CHI - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 1 (DAVE BOLLAND, CAM BARKER) 10:30
    COL - DAVID JONES 2 (UNASSISTED) 11:45
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 1 (MAREK SVATOS, JOHN-MICHAE

    Oct 3 11:28 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 7
    COLORADO 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - (EN) MARTIN HAVLAT 2 (KRIS VERSTEEG, JONATHAN TOEWS)
    19:17

    Blackhawks 7, Avalanche 4  3rd - 0:43Oct 3 11:26 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 6
    COLORADO 4
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 2 (DARCY TUCKER, BRETT CLARK) 16:40

    Blackhawks 6, Avalanche 4  3rd - 3:20Oct 3 11:25 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 6
    COLORADO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 2 (PATRICK KANE, BRIAN CAMPBELL)
    6:10

    Blackhawks 6, Avalanche 3  3rd - 13:50Oct 3 11:02 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 5
    COLORADO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 5 (PATRICK KANE, DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN) 1:08

    Blackhawks 5, Avalanche 3  3rd - 18:52Oct 3 10:54 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 2 2 4
    COLORADO 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 1 (CAM BARKER, PATRICK KANE) 1:18
    CHI - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 1 (DAVE BOLLAND, CAM BARKER) 10:30
    COL - DAVID JONES 2 (UNASSISTED) 11:45
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 1 (MAREK SVATOS

    Oct 3 10:36 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 4
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: CHI - JACK SKILLE 2 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 9:08

    Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 3  2nd - 10:52Oct 3 10:19 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 3
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 1 (KYLE BEACH) 5:37

    Blackhawks 3, Avalanche 3  2nd - 14:23Oct 3 10:11 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: COL - DAVID JONES 3 (DARCY TUCKER) 2:45

    Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 3  2nd - 17:15Oct 3 10:08 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    COLORADO 2
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) PAUL STASTNY 1 (MAREK SVATOS, JOHN-MICHAEL LILES)
    0:38 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 2  2nd - 19:22Oct 3 10:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 2 2
    COLORADO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 1 (CAM BARKER, PATRICK KANE) 1:18
    CHI - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 1 (DAVE BOLLAND, CAM BARKER) 10:30
    COL - DAVID JONES 2 (UNASSISTED) 11:45
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    ---

    Oct 3 9:44 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    COLORADO 1
    1ST PRD: COL - DAVID JONES 2 (UNASSISTED) 11:45

    Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1  1st - 8:15Oct 3 9:29 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    COLORADO 0
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 1 (DAVE BOLLAND, CAM BARKER) 10:30

    Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 0  1st - 9:30Oct 3 9:27 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 1
    COLORADO 0
    1ST PRD: CHI - DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 1 (CAM BARKER, PATRICK KANE) 1:18

    Blackhawks 1, Avalanche 0  1st - 18:42Oct 3 9:12 PM