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An Early Season Slump For The Chicago Blackhawks

from Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The United Center crowd loved Patrick Kane’s belated 1,000-games-played pregame ceremony Thursday.

They didn’t love much else about the Blackhawks’ 4-1 loss to the Canucks, booing the team off the ice. One woman screamed for coach Jeremy Colliton’s firing. The Hawks dropped their fifth consecutive game to start the season.

“It’s obviously frustrating, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” Kane said. “We’ve got to find a way to dig ourselves out of a hole. . . . We’re pretty upbeat, as upbeat as you can be being 0-4-1. But you can’t really think about the record too much.”

The Hawks have not held a lead for a franchise-record 301 minutes to start the season and have trailed for 225 of those minutes. They’ve equaled their worst start, record-wise, since 1997 — a year buried deep within the franchise’s irrelevant era.

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