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Blackhawks Tue Dec 20 2011

Hawks Put Out Flames to Extend Win Streak

Thumbnail image for blackhawks.gifThe Blackhawks' 4-2 victory Sunday night against the Calgary Flames brought lots of cheer to the festive crowd at the United Center. Coach Joel Quenneville hit a career milestone by becoming the 10th NHL coach to earn 600 victories.

The Hawks also extended their winning streak to five in a row, and put their team above the Minnesota Wild for the most points in the league with 46. Out of their last eight games the Hawks have been able to pick up 15 of a possible 16 points.

The victory had a lot of characteristics that Cup-winning hockey does. They were able to hit well, hold the Flames to only three shots in the first period and only 11 after 40 minutes, and the offense was very productive. Goalie Ray Emery also helped the team to victory with 22 saves.

While the victory had its fine moments the dirty hit on defensemen Brent Seabrook was not. Seabrook took a hit from behind by Flames winger Rene Bourque, sending his face first into the glass and leaving the game in the first period, while Bourque was ejected immediately.

Luckily for Seabrook and the Hawks, the defensemen seemed to be doing better after the game and headed to Pittsburgh with the team for their matchup with the Penguins tonight.

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