Found March 09, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
It had to happen sooner or later -- the Chicago Blackhawks' NHL record games with a point streak had to end. The Colorado Avalanche, the team tied for last place in the Western Conference, were the team to do it it. They blew out the Hawks in Denver by a score of 6-2 in a very un-Hawklike game.  Their 11 game winning streak set a franchise record, their +32 goal differential (before last night) led the NHL easily. Their next closest competition for the Presidents' Trophy, the Montreal Canadiens, are 11 points behind them, while the second place team in the Central, the Red Wings, are 17 points behind. How do they miss the playoffs? If they go 2-19-2. Were the Hawks mentally and physically tired from maintaining this kind of pace? Sure, probably. Are they upset the streak ended? Of course -- why wouldn't you be? The team and coaching staff are smart enough to know that a) streaks don't last forever and b) every team has a bad blowout loss now and again. That...
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