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Kane: Chicago wants ‘revenge’ on Avs for snapping streak

Mar 18, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT


Ten days ago, the Colorado Avalanche snapped Chicago’s record-setting streak — 24 games to start the season without a regulation loss — and did so emphatically, beating the ‘Hawks 6-2.

Now Chicago is out for revenge.

“We’re excited about the challenge,” Patrick Kane told the Chicago Tribune prior to tonight’s game in Denver. “I think you’ll see a pretty good effort from us.

“It’s kind of revenge after what happened. They broke the streak.”

The Pepsi Center crowd chanted, “End of streak! End of streak!” over the final minutes on Mar. 8, rubbing a little salt into Chicago’s wounds.

And there were wounds to be sure.

Colorado essentially broke the streak with a four-goal second period in which all four goals were scored in a 10 minute span.

That chased Corey Crawford from the ‘Hawks goal, and he expressed disappointment with his effort following the game.

“I didn’t have it tonight,” Crawford said. “Didn’t give our guys a chance.”

Unfortunately for Crawford, he won’t get to join in on the revenge party as Ray Emery is slated to get the start in Colorado.

It sounds like the ‘Hawks are genuinely gunning for the Avs tonight, which makes sense given Colorado handed them their most lopsided defeat of the year.

It also kickstarted a mini two-game slump in which Chicago yielded 12 goals (the ‘Hawks lost to Edmonton 6-5 two nights later), which could be why defenseman Duncan Keith seems to have circled this Avs rematch on his calendar.

“We certainly remember what happened,” he told the Tribune.

  1. ryanoffski - Mar 18, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Go Avs Go!

  2. thehighcountrybear - Mar 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    There has apparently been more ‘wounding’ as breaking news out of Denver is indicating one Joseph William Sacco was brought to the ER Unit of University of Colorado Hospital with minor ligature wounds on one hand and both arms; this after getting tangled in an unpredictable mix of gravity, rope, Hawks jersey and large dummy?

    It would appear that just prior to his visit to hospital, Billy Joe had in fact been seen throwin’ somethin’ off the Alameda Avenue Bridge…?

    Sacco admitted under questioning from Denver’s finest that he had hoped the effigy of one Patrick Timothy Kane would help Avalanche fans get ‘in the mood’ for tonight’s game. The usually sure-handed Mr. Sacco apologized for dropping the dummy onto the pavements of Alameda Avenue during the morning rush?

    The police were uncharacteristically forgiving, and let the Avalanche coach off with a caution while indicating no one was injured as one vehicle after another ran the dummy over, reversed and ran the dummy over, reversed and ran the dummy over, reversed and…

    • profsudz - Mar 18, 2013 at 1:44 PM

      Uhh, what?

    • blkeskimo1785 - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Cocaine’s a helluva drug.

  3. comeonnowguys - Mar 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Better rest this time around will also help. Doesn’t guarantee a win, but it helps when playing a team that can skate with you.

  4. lostpuppysyndrome - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Like the Avs have anything to cheer about. Sacco needs to go. What a poorly run organization. The Islanders of the West IMO.

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