Nov 7, 2009 12:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - Chris Stewart scored in the eighth round of the shootout, helping the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche remain unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Dustin Byfuglien had a chance to tie, but sent his slap shot just wide. The two teams engaged in a nine round shootout earlier this season.
Ryan O'Reilly scored twice for Colorado in regulation, while David Jones added a short-handed goal.
The Avalanche moved to 6-0 at Pepsi Center this season, matching the franchise record for consecutive home wins to start a season.
Byfuglien, Duncan Keith and Andrew Ladd scored for the Blackhawks, who lost for the second straight night.
Craig Anderson returned to the net after receiving a rare night off. The Avalanche goalie stopped 29 shots, including a vital save in overtime when he turned back Patrick Sharp's shot.
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