Sharp, Ladd Lead Blackhawks Over Avalanche

CHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Sharp and Andrew Ladd each had two goals and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks over the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

Troy Brouwer and Cam Barker also scored for the Blackhawks, unbeaten in regulation at home (5-0-2). Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin made 24 saves.

Ben Guite and Milan Hejduk scored for the Avalanche, who lost their fourth straight. Peter Budaj stopped 31 shots.

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