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Blackhawks Extend Record Streak to Start Season, Win 10th Straight Game

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks continued a remarkable streak and set another record with Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild at the United Center.

The Hawks (20-0-3) extended their NHL record streak of not losing in regulation to start the season to 23 games while breaking an 86-year-old team mark with their 10th straight victory.

Overall, they haven't been defeated in regulation in 29 games dating to last season, which betters the 28-game mark the Montreal Canadiens recorded in 1977-78. The Hawks now trail only the Philadelphia Flyers' legendary 35-game streak set in 1979-80 — which is the longest such record in North American major professional sports.

The Hawks on Tuesday fell behind 1-0 before scoring four goals late in the first period. The final first-period tally was by Marian Hossa, whom the Hawks honored prior to the opening faceoff for playing in 1,000 career NHL games.

"Tonight was definitely special for me and my family," Hossa said after the win. "This is awesome. We've got a great thing going now. We just keep winning, and that's great for our confidence."

After Minnesota cut the lead to 4-3 in the third period, Patrick Kane's 12th goal of the season gave the Hawks some breathing room.

Chicago can extend its streak Wednesday night at home against the Colorado Avalanche.