The ChicagoáBlackhawks and ColoradoáAvalanche are both first place teams, and their team statistics would lead you to believe theyÆre a fairly evenly matched pair of teams. But numbers on paper havenÆt told the story about how evenlyáthese two teams are; in all three games theyÆve played in the early going this season, theyÆve ended in a shootout. In the Hawks home opener, the longest shootout in franchise history ended with Andrew Ladd beating Craig Anderson as the ninth shooter. Last Friday, in Denver, it was the AvalancheÆs turn to win a shootout, this time after eight shooters. Wednesday night, in Chicago, it was again the BlackhawksÆ turn to win the shootout. It was fitting that Cristobal Huet would shut down the Avalanche, as he played his second consecutive great game again ...
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