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Smyth tallies in OT to lift Avalanche over Blackhawks

Oct 6, 2008 - 2:11 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Ryan Smyth scored with less than two minutes left in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche overcame a late loss of a lead for a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

In the preseason finale for both teams, Colorado finished up exhibition play at 4-1-1 while Chicago dropped to 5-1-2.

The Avalanche had looked like they would wrap up the win in regulation until the Blackhawks made a late push, collecting a power-play goal from Martin Havlat with just a second remaining. Smyth proved to be the goat on the score, getting whistled for hooking just 25 seconds earlier.

However, the veteran Smyth made up for his penalty with 1:53 remaining in extra time, putting home a pass from Paul Stastny from the left wing.

Wojtek Wolski scored twice and assisted on the goal by Brian Willsie that gave Chicago a 3-2 lead just 1:37 into the third period.

Patrick Sharp scored a power-play goal in the opening stanza and Kris Versteeg gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 9:57 into the second.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1 1 1 4
    CHICAGO 1 1 1 0 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 6 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE)
    5:08
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 1 (DARCY TUCKER, JOE SAKIC) 12:12
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 3 (COLIN FRASER) 9:57
    COL

    Oct 5 9:35 PM


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    COLORADO 4
    CHICAGO 3
    OT: COL - (PP) RYAN SMYTH 5 (PAUL STASTNY, JOE SAKIC) 3:07

    Avalanche 4, Blackhawks 3  End of OTOct 5 9:33 PM
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    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 3  OT - 4:55Oct 5 9:29 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1 1 3
    CHICAGO 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 6 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE)
    5:08
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 1 (DARCY TUCKER, JOE SAKIC) 12:12
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 3 (COLIN FRASER) 9:57
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 2 (IAN LAPERR

    Oct 5 9:27 PM
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    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 3  End of Reg.Oct 5 9:27 PM


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    COLORADO 3
    CHICAGO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 3 (DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN) 19:59 (TWO-MAN
    ADVANTAGE)

    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 3  3rd - 0:01Oct 5 9:26 PM
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    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 3  3rd - 0:01Oct 5 9:26 PM
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    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 2  3rd - 1:00Oct 5 9:20 PM


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    COLORADO 3
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: COL - BRIAN WILLSIE 2 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, RYAN SMYTH) 1:37

    Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 2  3rd - 18:23Oct 5 8:56 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1 2
    CHICAGO 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 6 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE)
    5:08
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 1 (DARCY TUCKER, JOE SAKIC) 12:12
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 3 (COLIN FRASER) 9:57
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 2 (IAN LAPERRIE

    Oct 5 8:39 PM


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    COLORADO 2
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 2 (IAN LAPERRIERE) 15:10

    Avalanche 2, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 4:50Oct 5 8:23 PM


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    COLORADO 1
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 3 (COLIN FRASER) 9:57

    Avalanche 1, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 10:03Oct 5 8:13 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1
    CHICAGO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 6 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE)
    5:08
    COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 1 (DARCY TUCKER, JOE SAKIC) 12:12
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COL 10

    Oct 5 7:41 PM


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    COLORADO 1
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: COL - WOJTEK WOLSKI 1 (DARCY TUCKER, JOE SAKIC) 12:12

    Avalanche 1, Blackhawks 1  1st - 7:48Oct 5 7:30 PM


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    COLORADO 0
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 6 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE)
    5:08

    Avalanche 0, Blackhawks 1  1st - 14:52Oct 5 7:19 PM