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Byfuglien leads Blackhawks to ninth consecutive win

Byfuglien leads Blackhawks to ninth consecutive win

Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals and made two assists to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, and a team-record ninth consecutive victory, on Sunday.
The streak ties the longest in the NHL this season, matching that of the San Jose Sharks in November and early December.
Byfuglien scored twice in less than three minutes during the opening period, then assisted on goals by Martin Havlat in the second period and Kris Versteeg on an empty netter with seconds to play in the game.
"That was a big win for us," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters. "It's a special achievement for the whole group. They should be proud."
Blackhawk record
The Blackhawks had never won more than eight consecutive games in their 82 years as a franchise, doing so in 1971 and 1981.
"It's great to see the guys making great plays and hanging on to the puck and scoring some goals," Chicago netminder Cristobal Huet, who made 18 saves and won his fifth consecutive start, told reporters. "We did everything right."
"We kind of feel like the Boston Celtics almost, I'm kidding," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who had two assists, told reporters, referring to the NBA Celtics' recent 19-game winning streak.
Cal Clutterbuck scored the Wild's goal in the third period.


Updated : 2021-01-28 11:31 GMT+08:00