11/26 22:45 CST Bickell lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche, 3-2
Bickell lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche, 3-2
DENVER (AP) --- Bryan Bickell scored late in the third period and the Chicago
Blackhawks overcame strong goaltending from Calvin Pickard to beat the Colorado
Avalanche 3-2 Wednesday night.
Corey Crawford made 27 saves, and Jonathan Toews and Andrew Sharp also scored
for Chicago. Patrick Kane had three assists.
Pickard, making his first start after winning two games in relief of Reto
Berra, kept Colorado in the game with a career-high 42 saves. He left for an
extra skater with 2:15 remaining, but Colorado couldn't tie it.
Ryan O'Reilly and Max Talbot scored for the Avalanche, who had won two
Colorado tied it 2-all on O'Reilly's third goal of the season at 3:36 of the
third. Chicago stepped up the pressure but Pickard kept it a tie game until
Bickell's go-ahead goal at 14:43.