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Avs continue winning ways in OT

CHICAGO — Things have been going so well for the Colorado Avalanche that they don't think about losing.

Even blowing a one-goal lead in the closing seconds of regulation doesn't dampen the spirit of this surging bunch.

Alex Tanguay scored 3:38 into overtime as the Avalanche beat Chicago 3-2 on Sunday night for their 13th victory in 16 games.

"There are a lot of things going right for us," Tanguay said. "We expect to win every hockey game."

Greg de Vries and Peter Forsberg assisted on the winning goal. After a pass from Forsberg, de Vries skated into the slot and fed Tanguay in the far circle. Tanguay faked goalie Jocelyn Thibault, skated across the crease and backhanded a shot into the empty net.

"It was a nice play, three-on-two, and Peter made a pass to de Vries," Tanguay said. "Both Ds kind of went to him and he just passed it over. The goalie was sliding across as he passed it, and I just went back the other way."

Alex Zhamnov scored two goals for Chicago, tying the score each time.

RED WINGS 5, COYOTES 2: At Detroit, Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and two assists for a career-high four points as Detroit beat Phoenix without captain Steve Yzerman.

The Red Wings won their eighth in nine games (8-0-0-1). Yzerman, expected to play Monday night, was held out because the Red Wings don't want him to play on consecutive days.

STARS 3, PENGUINS 1: At Dallas, Jason Arnott scored twice, and Jere Lehtinen stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games as Dallas handed Pittsburgh its fifth consecutive loss.

Mario Lemieux's power-play goal with 1:48 left spoiled Ron Tugnutt's bid for his third shutout of the season.

CAPITALS 2, HURRICANES 0: At Washington, Olaf Kolzig made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season for the Capitals.

Jason Doig and Dainius Zubrus scored for the Capitals, who have won three of four.

The Hurricanes have won only once in 16 games — a Feb. 12 victory over Washington — and are 1-10-3-2 during that span.

THRASHERS 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Vyacheslav Kozlov scored twice, and Milan Hnilicka made 29 saves for his third victory of the season.

Frantisek Kaberle also scored, and Kozlov and Lubos Bartecko got empty-net goals in the final minute.