DENVER: Almost lost in the Chicago Blackhawks’ historic points streak was a streak of another kind.
This one is still going, too.
And this one the Colorado Avalanche couldn’t stop, either.
Ray Emery had 17 saves to remain unbeaten this season, helping Chicago knock off Colorado 5-2 yesterday in the first meeting since the Avalanche halted the Blackhawks’ record points streak.
Emery, the backup to Corey Crawford, wasn’t tested all that often by the Avs but he came up big when needed to improve to 11-0-0 this season.
“I just want to play well. Each and every game is a new team, a new challenge and I just treat it as I want to win one game at a time,” Emery said.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews provided the offense with a goal and two assists apiece for the Blackhawks, who’ve embarked on yet another streak: They’ve won three straight to move to 3-2-0 after their NHL-record 21-0-3 start to the season was ended in the Mile High City on March 8.
In that game, Emery replaced Crawford in the third period. This time, Emery had everything under control.
“They’re a good team, a quick team,” Emery said. “We had the lead early on and I thought we played really well.” Agencies