NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Colorado

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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Matt Duchene totaled a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche used a four-goal second-period burst to put a pair of monumental Chicago streaks to rest in a 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks at Pepsi Center.

Coming into Friday, Chicago had gone 24 games from the start of this truncated season with at least one point (21-0-3) and also won a franchise- record 11 consecutive outings.

But Duchene, John Mitchell, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn all lit the lamp to turn a tie game after one period into a 5-1 advantage and the hosts cruised from there.

PA Parenteau and Paul Stastny added a score and two helpers each for the Avalanche, who won for just the second time in their last eight.

Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves for his first win in three starts.

Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell scored for the Blackhawks, who hadn't lost in regulation since a 6-1 setback at home to Nashville on Mar. 25, 2012 -- an incredible stretch of 30 games.

Corey Crawford gave up five goals on 19 shots in 40 minutes to suffer the defeat. Ray Emery stopped 11-of-12 chances in the third.

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