DENVER (AP) — Collin Delia’s first start against Colorado was forgettable. He made his second one against the Avalanche memorable.Delia made 35 saves in his first NHL start of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.Recalled Monday from Rockford of the AHL after Corey Crawford sustained a concussion Carolina Hurricanes Hats Womens , the 24-year-old Delia made his third career start. In his previous start, he surrendered five goals late last season in a loss to the Avalanche.“Probably a little bit of vengeance,” Delia said. “I didn’t have the best outing last time so I did everything in my power to prepare to be ready for this game.”Alex DeBrincat and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago. The Blackhawks swept their two-night, two-game road trip.“We didn’t seem to have as much juice in the legs,” Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said. “It was a battle all night, it felt like we were playing uphill but credit to our guys they found a way to survive and we got some timely saves. We got great goaltending tonight.”J.T. Compher scored for Colorado, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 26 shots.Colorado’s Colin Wilson left the game early when he fell over Andreas Martinsen and landed on his left shoulder. Wilson was helped off and didn’t return because of an upper-body injury.Later in the first period, Blackhawks defenseman Samuel Girard crashed into the end boards after getting tangled with Jonathan Toews. He skated off the ice and went to the locker room.Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said Girard should be fine Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys , but Wilson will miss some time.“I would say he is week-to-week, not day-to-day,” Bednar said.Grubauer had 35 saves against Montreal on Wednesday night and made some key saves in the second period to keep it tied. He stopped Anisimov on a great chance early in the period, then stopped a point-blank shot by Dylan Sikura after the puck bounced off the boards right to the center.The goalie gave up a rebound early in the third period and Chicago capitalized. Grubauer made the initial stop on Patrick Kane’s shot but it trickled through and Anisimov knocked it in at 1:19.“It was one that I would have love to have back,” Grubauer said. “One horrible goal cost us the game.”Delia made sure the lead stood with 11 saves in the third period and got a little help from the posts. Colorado hit three in the game, including one by Compher in the third period.“Obviously, you want to get a little puck luck, but you make your own luck Chicago Blackhawks Hoodies Womens ,” Delia said. “You battle, you work hard and you think you deserve those bounces. On the road you’re not going to ask why the puck stayed out of net, we’re just happy with the two points.”Chicago struck first when Dominik Kahun came out of the box after serving a minor for too many men and got the puck from Connor Murphy in the neutral zone. He slid a pass across to DeBrincat, whose shot went off Grubauer’s blocker and in at 8:07 of the first. It was his 16th of the season.The Avalanche tied it when Alexander Kerfoot sent a backhand pass from the end boards to Compher crashing the net, and he flicked it past Delia at 2:58 of the second.Colorado came into the game third in the league in power-play percentage but went 0 for 5.“The penalty kill made the difference for us,” Toews said.NOTES: Colorado D Nikita Zadorov was out with a lower-body injury and will miss Saturday night’s game at Arizona as well. The Avalanche recalled Anton Lindholm from the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.UP NEXT:Blackhawks: Chicago: Host Florida on Sunday.Avalanche: At Arizona on Saturday night. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres came up just short of a history-making run.Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Sabres’ franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.“I thought it was great stretch by us, 10 games in a row Chicago Blackhawks Hats Womens ,” Buffalo star Jack Eichel said. “It shows us we can win every night we go out there, and I think that should be our mindset no matter what. That’s the confidence you build through a winning streak like that.”Paquette beat Carter Hutton, who had won his previous eight starts, from the top of the left circle.Ten of the Sabres’ last 11 games have decided by one goal, including seven that needed extra time.Buffalo also had 10 consecutive victories in January 1984 and October 2006.Dan Girardi, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, and Luis Domingue made 18 saves.“I thought there was a lot of momentum in that game Adidas Patrik Berglund Jersey ,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “Both teams coughed up leads. There was a ton of swings in that game. I’m pretty sure if you’re a fan of hockey and were in the building tonight you would have enjoyed that one.”The Lightning took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference and hold a one-point advantage over the Sabres and Toronto.“It was kind of a playoff atmosphere,” Girardi said.Sam Reinhart had two goals for Buffalo, and Zemgus Girgensons and Tage Thompson also scored. Hutton stopped 32 shots.After the Sabres took a 4-3 lead on Thompson’s goal at 2:29 of the third, Stamkos tied it 1:49 later on a power play.“It definitely would have been nice to pull this out,” Girgensons said.Buffalo pulled even at 3 when Eichel’s pass from the left wing boards into slot went off Reinhart’s skate at 5:39 of the second.Eichel had two assists, giving him 25 this season.Kucherov put the Lightning up 3-2 from the slot during a 3-on-1 with 4:05 left in the first. The right wing also had an assist, and has an eight-game point streak (three goals, 17 points). He set career high for points in a single month with 23.After Girardi opened the scoring Adidas Vladimir Sobotka Jersey , Girgensons and Reinhart scored 63 seconds apart midway through the first. Killorn knotted it at 2-all just 43 seconds after Reinhart’s goal.Girardi couldn’t put any weight on his right leg after a collision with Thompson five minutes into the game but returned 10 minute later.“I got pretty lucky,” Girardi said. “My knee really hurt but just a little bump. The pain went away.”Tampa Bay defenseman Ryan McDonagh went to the locker room at 11:50 of the first after being hit at the end boards by Eichel, who received a two-minute boarding penalty.Cooper had no postgame update on McDonagh, whose status will be evaluated Friday.Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe departed in the second with an undisclosed injury.NOTES: Sabres LW Jeff Skinner had a four-game goal streak end. He had one shot on goal. … Lightning LW Ondrej Palat (foot) returned after missing 16 games. … Tampa Bay D Anton Stralman (upper body) sat out his 10th consecutive game and will be re-evaluated next week…. Sabres D Marco Scandella (undisclosed) and LW Conor Sheary (upper body) were both out of the lineup but could play this week. Buffalo D Matt Hunwick (neck) has resumed practicing with the team.UP NEXTSabres: At Florida on Friday night.Lightning: At Florida on Saturday night to start a three-game trip.
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