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Avalanche leapfrog Blackhawks

Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly each had a goal and an assist to help Colorado Avalanche leapfrong the Chicago Blackhawks with a 3-2 win.

Brad Malone also scored for the Avalanche - his first of the season - while Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves.

Patrick Kane and Brandon tallied for the Blackhawks.

Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1.

Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara got the goals for Bruins, who stretched their winning streak to six by ending a run of five losses against against their rivals.

Elsewhere the Calgary Flames eased to a 7-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks and Chris Higgins' shoot-out goal gave Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.