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MacKinnnon’s OT goal lifts Avalanche over Blackhawks 2-1

December 24, 2016
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Cruising in with Tyson Barrie on a 2-on-1 break, MacKinnon beat Corey Crawford with a high shot that ticked off the post and ended the Avalanche’s five-game losing streak.

Mikko Rantanen scored on a deflection at 5:42 of the third period for the Avalanche’s first goal in 167 minutes and 43 seconds of play. Colorado was shut out in its previous two games, including a 6-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday.