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Originally published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

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Chicago Blackhawks extend points streak to 29 games | NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 decision over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 decision over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Bryan Bickell scored twice in the first period and Patrick Kane had a big goal in the third as Chicago (20-0-3) remained the only team in the league without a regulation loss. The Blackhawks also snapped a tie with the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history.

The Philadelphia Flyers had a 35-game run without a loss (25 victories, 10 ties) in 1979-80. Chicago's 23-game points streak is the longest to start a season.

Kane closed out scoring with 8:27 to play, sending a rebound into the upper-right corner of the net for his team-high 12th goal.

Minnesota had won five of its previous seven games.

"We were not good," Wild coach Mike Yeo said.

Canucks lose

in shootout

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Scott Gomez and Adam Burish ended long goal droughts and Joe Pavelski scored the shootout winner as San Jose defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

Brad Stuart added two assists and Antti Niemi made 36 saves for the Sharks, who won their second straight game after a stretch in which they went 2-6-4.

Gomez's goal was his first of the season and his 10th in his last 133 league games, while Burish scored his first goal in 45 games.

Henrik Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver, which dropped to 3-5-2 in its past 10 games after starting the season 8-2-2.

Chris Higgins was the lone Canuck to score in the shootout.

The Canucks were 0 for 5 on the power play and are 0 for 15 with the man advantage in the last six games.

"We have to start scoring goals; that's the bottom line," Sedin told The Vancouver Sun.


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