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NHL pluses and minuses: Blackhawks return to dominant ways
NHL pluses and minuses: Blackhawks return to dominant ways

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + The Blackhawks started this month 2-1-4 before they pulled together for a 4-2 victory over the Ducks on Friday, ending the Ducks' eight-game winning streak. The defending Stanley Cup champions followed that with a 3-2 shootout victory over Boston on Sunday, a rematch of last season's Cup final. The Blackhawks have one regulation loss in their last 16 games (9-1-6). + After a rocky first half, the Columbus Blue Jackets are hitting stride with a six-game winning streak, matching a franchise record. Through Sunday's games they held the second East wild-card playoff spot,...

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