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Blackhawks' streak is over after 24 games -- half a season!

By Mike Harrington

The Chicago Blackhawks' remarkable point streak ended Friday night at 24 games with a 6-2 loss in Denver to the Colorado Avalanche. A half season with no regulation losses. 21-0-3. That's just plain sick. The Sabres, by comparison, have just six regulation wins so far in 25 games!!

Nice game story here by Mark Lazerus of the Sun-Times talking about the end of the "silly season" with LeBron James tweeting about the streak and ESPN blatherers going on ad nauseum about its validity (Memo to Stephen A. Smith: No ties in the NHL since 2004, dude).

Also ended was the Hawks' franchise-record 11-game winning streak and 30 straight games with a point dating to last season. Here's my favorite stat, helped along by the lockout: The Hawks had not lost in regulation since March 25, 2012 -- almost a year!!

You want some great streak nuggets, ESPNChicago.com gives you 24 highlights of the 24-game streak.

Also from the Hawks' day in Denver, former Sabres defenseman Steve Montador took the morning skate with his Chicago teammates and then talked about his year-long road back from a concussion, which included lots of anxiety and depression.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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