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Caps' skid hits 5 in loss to 'Hawks

It had been 24 days since the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated a victory, so it mattered little that they blew a three-goal lead..

For the struggling Blackhawks, the two-point jump in the standings made this ugly game seem as pretty as a flawless diamond.

Chicago ended its 10-game losing streak last night, getting an overtime goal from Kyle Calder and 34 saves from seldom-used goaltender Adam Munro in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals at MCI Center.

Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who have lost five straight -- all at home.

The Blackhawks built a 3-0 lead in the opening 23 minutes and ended a skid that came dangerously close to...