Collin Delia made 35 saves in his first NHL start of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

Recalled Monday from Rockford of the AHL after Corey Crawford sustained a concussion, the 24-year-old Delia made his third career start. In his previous start, he surrendered five goals late last season in a loss to the Avalanche.

Alex DeBrincat and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago.

J.T. Compher scored for Colorado, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 26 shots.

Colorado’s Colin Wilson left the game early when he fell over Andreas Martinsen and landed on his left shoulder. Wilson was helped off and didn’t return because of an upper-body injury.

Later in the first period, Blackhawks defenseman Samuel Girard crashed into the end boards after getting tangled with Jonathan Toews. He skated off the ice and went to the locker room.

Grubauer had 35 saves against Montreal on Wednesday and made some key saves in the second period to keep it tied. He stopped Anisimov on a great chance early in the period, then stopped a point-blank shot by Dylan Sikura after the puck bounced off the boards right to the center.

The goalie gave up a rebound early in the third period and Chicago capitalized. Grubauer made the initial stop on Patrick Kane’s shot but it trickled through and Anisimov knocked it in at 1:19.

Chicago struck first when Dominik Kahun came out of the box after serving a minor for too many men and got the puck from Connor Murphy in the neutral zone. He slid a pass across to DeBrincat, who’s shot went off Grubauer’s blocker and in at 8:07 of the first. It was his 16th of the season.

The Avalanche tied it when Alexander Kerfoot sent a backhand pass from the end boards to Compher crashing the net, and he flicked it past Delia at 2:58 of the second.

NOTES: Colorado D Nikita Zadorov was out with a lower-body injury and will miss Saturday night’s game at Arizona as well. The Avalanche recalled Anton Lindholm from the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.

UP NEXT:

Blackhawks: Chicago: Host Florida on Sunday.

Avalanche: At Arizona on Saturday night.

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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, collects the puck as Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, collects the puck as Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, fights for control of the puck with Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, fights for control of the puck with Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Calvert, front, runs into Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia, back right, as defenseman Erik Gustafsson looks for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Calvert, front, runs into Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia, back right, as defenseman Erik Gustafsson looks for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, back, confers with left wing Brandon Saad before a faceoff against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, back, confers with left wing Brandon Saad before a faceoff against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling, front, checks Colorado Avalanche right wing Sven Andrighetto as he loses the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling, front, checks Colorado Avalanche right wing Sven Andrighetto as he loses the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, back, looks to pass the puck as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, back, looks to pass the puck as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad, right, passes the puck past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad, right, passes the puck past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andreas Martinsen, front, collides with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Anton Lindholm during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andreas Martinsen, front, collides with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Anton Lindholm during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer makes a glove save against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer makes a glove save against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Source: The Associated Press

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