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Sharp Lifts Blackhawks Past Avalanche
DENVER (AP) -- Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks went on to beat Colorado 3-1 on Thursday night, snapping the Avalanche's winning streak at five.

Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa also scored and Corey Crawford made 30 saves to help the Blackhawks sweep a two-game trip that started in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

Ryan O'Byrne had a goal and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado.

The Avalanche's winning streak came on the road. They've lost both home games this season.

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