Avalanche goes 8 rounds in shootout for win
Chris Stewart formulated a plan as he fidgeted on the bench, readying himself just in case the shootout dragged out that long.
When his turn came, Stewart went to work, skating down the side, cutting over and lining the puck under the pads of Chicago goalie Antti Niemi — just as he envisioned.
Stewart scored in the eighth round of the shootout, helping the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche remain unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night.
In truth, Stewart's plan of action wasn't an entirely unique strategy. He picked it up from teammate Milan Hejduk.