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Oct 24, 2009 12:09 AM

Avalanche beat Hurricanes 5-4

DENVER (AP) - After watching injured teammate Darcy Tucker taken off the ice on a backboard, Milan Hejduk and Wojtek Wolski scored goals in quick succession and the Colorado Avalanche went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Friday night.

Tucker was checked into the boards by Carolina forward Tuomo Ruutu as he tried to play the puck in the Hurricanes' end at 14:34 of the second period.

Tucker's face hit the glass hard and he fell to the ice on his back unconscious. He lay motionless for several minutes as Avalanche doctors and trainers attended to him, bringing a hush to both benches and the crowd.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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