March 8 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) is congratulated by left wing Patrick Bordeleau (58) after the game against the Chicago Blackhawks the Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
DENVER (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks' record for the best start in NHL history is over at 24 games after a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.
Playing their third game in four nights, the Blackhawks finally were beaten in regulation after going 21-0-3. They went through the first half of the lockout-shortened schedule earning a point in every game.
Their string of 30 games without a regulation loss dating back to last season also was snapped.
Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists for Colorado, which lost at Chicago on Wednesday night.
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