Posted: Oct 10, 2009 9:57 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Andrew Ladd scored on a high shot in the ninth round of the shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in their home opener.
Jonathan Toews, Kris Versteeg and Tomas Kopecky also connected in the shootout to help Chicago improve to 2-1-1. Milan Hejduk, Marek Svatos and Darcy Tucker scored in the shootout for Colorado, also 2-1-1.
Cam Barker, John Madden and Duncan Keith scored in regulation for Chicago. Madden's goal was his first with Chicago after signing as a free agent from New Jersey.
Matt Hendricks, Wojtek Wolski and Hejduk scored in regulation for the Avalanche.
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