The Blackhawks have lost three in a row and are 1-4-1 in their last six games. They got goals from Ryan Hartman, Nick Schmaltz and Artem Anisimov, and Corey Crawford had seven saves in relief of Anton Forsberg.Forsberg had 16 saves before being pulled after Colorado took a 5-0 lead on Andrighetto’s goal at 6:44 of the second.The Hawks woke up after Andrighetto’s goal. Schmaltz and Anisimov scored later in the second as they swarmed the Avalanche. They outshot Colorado 13-7 in the second and had several chances to make it a two-goal game.Bernier made a glove save on Hartman’s breakaway at 6:51 of the third, and Grimaldi, recalled from the AHL on Friday, tipped in Erik Johnson’s shot from the point at 8:45 for his first goal of the season.
”It certainly would have been what we were looking for,” Joel Quenneville said of Hartman’s chance. ”We hit the post and it’s 2-0. It could of have 1-1 and they score in the dying seconds of the first. As bad as the first period was it wasn’t horrendous. Chances were 4-3.”
Hartman made it 6-3 with his fourth goal at 15:05. Chicago pulled Crawford with 3:22 left.The Hawks host Philadelphia Wednesday night.