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Forum staff reports, Published March 05 2013

Blackhawks extend points streak with win over Wild

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 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

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

Minnesota 1 0 2– 3

Chicago 4 0 1–5

First period: 1, Minnesota, Setoguchi 5 (Cullen, Zucker), 8:22. 2, Chicago, Saad 4 (Toews, Hjalmarsson), 13:02. 3, Chicago, Bickell 4 (Stalberg, Shaw), 13:46. 4, Chicago, Bickell 5 (Saad, Kruger), 17:12. 5, Chicago, Hossa 10 (Saad, Toews), 18:45.

Third period: 6, Minnesota, Suter 1 (Heatley, Koivu), 3:10 (pp). 7, Minnesota, Brodziak 3 (Mitchell, Rupp), 10:32. 8, Chicago, Kane 12 (Sharp, Bolland), 11:33.

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 6-4-13 – 23. Chicago 17-11-4 – 32.

Goalies: Minnesota, Backstrom, Kuemper. Chicago, Crawford. A – 21,836 (19,717). T – 2:27.