Avalanche ends Chicago's streak FROM WIRE SERVICES,
The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blawkhawks finally left the ice without a point.
The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was their first loss in regulation and ended a remarkable run in which they earned at least one point in their first 24 games, an NHL record.
Matt Duchene scored four points and Ryan O'Reilly got his first goal since his contract dispute was resolved more than a week ago. O'Reilly assisted on another goal in a four-goal onslaught in the second period that turned a 1-1 tie into a laugher.
The Blackhawks (21-1-3) hadn't lost in regulation since a 6-1 rout by Nashville on March 25, 2012, and their last loss in regulation on the road came more than a year ago, with a 5-1 defeat at St. Louis on March 6, 2012.
Dating back to last year's regular season, the streak was 30 games.
Chicago's overall points streak was the second longest in NHL history. The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers set the league record with a staggering 35-game unbeaten streak that included 25 wins and 10 ties -- all in the same season.
Duchene, John Mitchell and Jamie McGinn also put pucks past Corey Crawford in the second period for the Avalanche, who had lost six of their previous seven, including a 3-2 heartbreaker at Chicago 48 hours earlier.
Crawford (11-1-3) allowed five goals on 19 shots before being replaced in net by Ray Emery to start the third period.
Semyon Varlamov had 30 saves for Colorado.
Senators 3, Rangers 2: Jakob Silfverberg broke a tie with 4:41 left, and Ottawa snapped a four-game losing streak by beating New York.
Jets 3, Panthers 2: Dustin Byfuglien scored with 40.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Winnipeg over Florida.
Predators 6, Oilers 0: Colin Wilson had a career-high two goals and two assists and Nashville beat Edmonton to snap a three-game skid.
Ducks sign Getzlaf: The Anaheim Ducks re-signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year, $66 million contract on Friday, keeping the playmaking center with his only NHL team through the 2020-21 season.
Getzlaf could have been an unrestricted free agent this summer along with Corey Perry, the former NHL MVP and his longtime linemate. Instead, Getzlaf and Ducks General Manager Bob Murray agreed to the longest contract extension allowed under the new collective bargaining agreement.
The 27-year-old Getzlaf has 499 points in 534 games with Anaheim, establishing himself as one of the NHL's top playmakers and the third-leading scorer in Ducks history. He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 and became Anaheim's captain in 2010.
Leino ready to debut: Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino could be ready to make his season debut as early as next week after missing the first 25 games with an injury to his right hip.
In ruling out Leino from playing at Philadelphia on Sunday, interim coach Ron Rolston called it a "strong possibility" he could play Tuesday, when Buffalo hosts the New York Rangers.