Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Oct 15, 2011 11:46 PM by Jordan Mason

Avs beat Canadiens, extend winning streak to 4

MONTREAL (AP) - Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored on Colorado's first two shootout attempts and the Avalanche extended their winning streak to four with a 6-5 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

David Jones had two goals and an assist and Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves during the game for Colorado, which blew three one-goal leads before Kyle Quincey scored with 4:03 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Quincey and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist and Chuck Kobasew scored his first Avalanche goal.

Brian Gionta, who also had two assists, and David Desharnais scored goals 20 seconds apart in the third to give Montreal a 5-4 lead at 13:17.

Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec and Travis Moen also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost three of four, including their home opener against Calgary on Thursday.

Carey Price, who stopped 24 shots, came up short in his second straight bid for his 100th career win.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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