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The Blackhawks’ streak is over

The Blackhawks' 24-game unbeaten streak is over, and they lost to the most dangerous opponent of all--a second chance. The Blackhawks surrendered 4 second-period goals en route to a 6-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, dropping the back half of a home-and-home series with the Avs.

Put simply, from the Associated Press:

The Chicago Blackhawks' record for the best start in NHL history is over at 24 games after a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Playing their third game in four nights, the Blackhawks finally were beaten in regulation after going 21-0-3. They went through the first half of the lockout-shortened schedule earning a point in every game.

Their string of 30 games without a regulation loss dating back to last season also was snapped.

Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists for Colorado, which lost at Chicago on Wednesday night.

ESPN has already posted a highlight clip with Barry Melrose and John Buccigross discussing the game (like the old days!):

Highlights without blah? NHL.com has 'em:

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Kudos to the Hawks for a great run.

Posted by timbits on 03/09/13 at 12:45 AM ET

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so is this game 1 of their 24 game regulation loss streak?

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/09/13 at 01:05 AM ET

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so is this game 1 of their 24 game regulation loss streak?

Yes, but to make it consistent with the “streak” that just ended, they’ll win a game here and there…

Posted by Garth on 03/09/13 at 01:22 AM ET

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There was a streak? I had no idea.

When does the Ray Emery meltdown commence?

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/09/13 at 02:15 AM ET

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Posted by Down River Dan on 03/09/13 at 01:15 AM ET

Well, he gave up the sixth goal in the loss and set an NHL record as the first goalie to ever start a season with ten wins in a row and a Blackhawks record as the only goalie to ever record ten wins in a row, so I’m sure that if the Blackhawks ever falter they can find a way to make him the scapegoat for all the team’s problems just like the Senators did.

Posted by Garth on 03/09/13 at 03:15 PM ET

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When does the Ray Emery meltdown commence?


Well, I guess the answer is Sunday March 10th ( 9 shots…3 goals) .

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/10/13 at 09:56 PM ET

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