Blackhawks win again, extend undefeated streak


It’s becoming old news. Or is it?

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Thursday night, extending their streak to 20 games without a regulation loss to begin the 2013 season. Their overall undefeated streak dates back to last March and is now at 26 games long.

That puts them just behind the second longest such streak, which recorded by the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens, and nine back of the all-time longest streak, achieved by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1979-80.

Jonathan Toews scored twice for Chicago, including a goal 12 seconds into the game. The Blackhawks had to face some adversity, as well. Goaltender Corey Crawford left the game at the end of the first period with an upper body injury and is day-to-day.

“We have thick skin,” Toews told the Chicago Tribune.

“Whether there’s momentum going against us or a call we didn’t like or any sort of adversity that might get in our way, we’ve always been positive and stuck with it. We’ve been hungry and determined to win every single game.”

Silfverberg is set to practice again after Torres hit

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Considering all of the controversy surrounding the 41-game suspension for Raffi Torres, some might have lost track of the guy who received that hit: Jakob Silfverberg.

The good news is that, at the moment, it seems like he’s OK.

The Anaheim Ducks announced that he skated on his own and will be involved in the team’s next practice:

That falls in line with some of the fall-out from the hit, as head coach Bruce Boudreau let out a relieved “thank goodness” at the young forward seemingly dodging a bullet.

Here’s video of the hit and the suspension decision:

Silfverberg, 24, enjoyed a nice breakout in 2014-15, especially during the playoffs.

Keep in mind that injuries can sometimes crop up later than expected, especially potential head injuries/concussions. Still, it seems like the initial reaction is that the damage was minimal.

Report: Sean Avery was arrested last week

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From the Southampton Press:

Sean Avery, the former National Hockey League player, was arrested by Southampton Village Police last week on two criminal charges.

According to authorities, Mr. Avery was arrested September 30 following a routine traffic stop on Jennings Avenue in the village at about 4:09 p.m. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

Police said the criminal mischief charge involved an incident the day before, when Mr. Avery allegedly threw objects at passing vehicles.

As for those counts of possession, according to the newspaper, Avery was found to have “two prescription drugs, acetaminophen with oxycodone and roxicodone.”

He was released on $500 bail and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Did we mention he’s supposed to get married this weekend?

H/t Gawker