Early goal in overtime gives Blackhawks 2-1 win over Avalanche

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CHICAGO -- Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored nine seconds into overtime Tuesday for a 2-1 victory against the Avalanche.

Erik Gustafsson scored his second goal of the season and the first of the game, the same day he signed a two-year contract extension.

Gustafsson put the Hawks ahead 1-0 just 5 minutes, 8 seconds into the game.

Nathan MacKinnon's 32nd goal of the season found the back of the net from the front with 3:42 left in the period to tie the score 1-all on the Avalanche's 25th shot on net.

Patrick Kane put a spin move on an Avalanche defender and backhanded a pass to Brandon Saad in front of the net. Saad took a few whacks at the puck before the red light illuminated with 1:17 remaining in the period.

But after a review, Saad was ruled to have kicked in the puck, resulting in officials kicking out the goal.

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Hawks coach Joel Quenneville let an expletive fly when he learned of the ruling, which erased what would have been Saad's 16th goal.

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