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Jan 9, 2010 10:13 PM

Avs win in shootout to end Sabres' win streak at 6

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Hendricks scored the deciding goal in the 11th round of the shootout, rookie Matt Duchene scored twice in regulation, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped Buffalo's six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory over the Sabres on Saturday night.

Fellow rookie Brandon Yip, playing in just his 10th NHL game, tallied for the fifth time and added an assist, and Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche (25-15-6), who won for only the
second time in the last five games.

Buffalo (28-11-5), looking to earn its longest win streak since opening the 2006-07 season with an NHL-record 10 consecutive victories, got goals from Drew Stafford, Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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