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Blackhawks go 4-0-2 in longest roadtrip of the season

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
After getting off to a rocky start with shootout losses against the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks, the Chicago Blackhawks ended their six-game roadtrip by notching wins in Calgary, San Jose, Phoenix and Nashville. The Hawks return to the United Center with a league-leading 22 points for a seven-game homestand, starting with the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 12, 2013.

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Andrew Shaw scrambles to beat Minnesota's Zack Parise to the puck on the first stop of the Blackhawks' six-game roadtrip. The Blackhawks lost to the Wild 3-2 in a shootout at the Xcel Energy Center in Sant Paul, Minn., on Jan. 30, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Patrick Kane stretches out before taking the ice against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 1, 2013, at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Chicago lost 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Jonathan Toews faces off against Henrik Sedin of the Canucks. Toews won 70.6 percent of his faceoffs in Vancouver on Feb. 1, 2013, a season high for the captain. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Marian Hossa beats Vancouver's Aaron Volpatti to the puck. Hossa took three shots on goal but posted no points in the loss. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford watches a shot from Vancouver's Jordan Schroeder slip over the goal line during the shootout against the Canucks. Schroeder's goal proved to be the game-winner after Nick Leddy missed in the next round. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Niklas Hjalmarsson follows the action from the bench during the game against the Calgary Flames on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in a shootout, their third in as many games. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Andrew Shaw looks on as a wrist shot from Patrick Kane flies past Calgary netminder Mikka Kiprusoff on Feb. 2, 2013. Marian Hossa notched the Blackhawks' second goal of the game with 2.3 seconds left in regulation, tying the score at 2-2. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Sheldon Brookbank, Brandon Bollig and Duncan Keith congratulate goaltender Ray Emery after the game against Calgary. Despite being outshot 19-47, the Blackhawks came away with a win in no small part thanks to Emery's career-high 45 saves. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Viktor Stalberg battles Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks for control of the puck at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Feb. 5, 2013. The Blackhawks rallied from an early 2-0 deficit and scored the final four goals of the game to beat the Sharks 5-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Brandon Saad celebrates his first career NHL goal, a slapshot that put the Blackhawks on the board and narrowed San Jose's lead to 2-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford catches a puck behind Joe Thornton of the Sharks. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Jamal Mayers scuffles with Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes early in the match-up between Chicago and Phoenix on Feb. 7, 2013, at the Arena in Glendale, Ariz. "It still doesn't excuse what happened," Mayers said after the game, referring to Torres's illegal hit on Marian Hossa during last season's playoffs, "but give him credit — he was willing to go." Click here to watch the rest of Mayers's postgame interview. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Dave Bolland scores on Mike Smith of the Coyotes during the first period on Feb. 7, 2013. The Blackhawks won 6-2 behind goals from five different Hawks, including two from Patrick Kane. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Patrick Sharp skates past Phoenix's Mikkel Boedker. Sharp tallied three assists on the night. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Bickell takes a tumble past Coyotes goaltender Jason LaBarbera. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Kane, Toews and Hossa celebrate Kane's power play goal at the end of the first period against the Coyotes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Toews and Sharp watch as a shot from Duncan Keith that deflected off Toews sails by goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators on Feb. 10, 2013. The Blackhawks won the last game of their roadtrip 3-0 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by John Russell, NHLI via Getty Images)

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Andrew Shaw congratulates Corey Crawford after Crawford held the Predators scoreless on Feb. 10, 2013, for his sixth career shutout overall. "It feels good to finally get one," the goaltender said after the game. Click here to watch Crawford's postgame interview. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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