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Point streak tops 20 games after successful homestand

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their seven-game homestand in style, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers in back-to-back one-goal games. A shut-out against the St. Louis Blues and overtime victory against the Blue Jackets extended the Hawks' point streak to 21 games and win streak to eight.

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Patrick Sharp dives for the puck during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 24, 2013, at the United Center. The Blackhawks won 1-0.

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Bryan Bickell congratulates Andrew Shaw on Shaw's second-period goal against the Blue Jackets, the only goal scored by either team the contest.

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Joel Quenneville signs memorabilia for a few young fans as part of the Fan Salute program after the game on Feb. 24, 2013.

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Players and coaching staff follow the on-ice action from the bench during a game against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 24, 2013, at the United Center. Marian Hossa scored on a snap shot during overtime to seal a 3-2 victory for the Blackhawks and extend the point streak to 19 games.

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Patrick Kane skates through traffic against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 25, 2013. Kane got the Hawks on the board with a power-play goal in the first period.

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Duncan Keith beats Edmonton's Ryan Jones to the puck on Feb. 25, 2013.

Daniel Carcillo registered two shots on goal against the Oilers in his second game back from an injury sustained Jan. 19, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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Michal Rozsival listens to the national anthem before a game against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 28, 2013. Ray Emery and Corey Crawford made a combined 21 saves for a 3-0 win, Chicago's third shut-out of the season. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Jonathan Toews faces off against Vladimir Sobotka of the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 28, 2013. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Patrick Kane high-fives participants from a Blackhawks sponsorship program while warming up for a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Mar. 1, 2013, at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blue Jackets, 4-3, with a wrist shot from Brent Seabrook in overtime.

Fans cheer through the national anthem before the game against the Blue Jackets on Mar. 1, 2013. The night's total of 21,828 attendees extended the franchise record to 200 consecutive capacity crowds at the United Center.

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Broadcasters Pat Foley and Eddie Olcyzk chat with Blackhawks Executive Vice President Jay Blunk on air in the broadcast booth at the United Center on Mar. 1, 2013. Blunk announced that the Blackhawks will honor Foley's 30 years as the team's play-by-play voice at a home game against Nashville on April 19, 2013.

Ray Emery keeps his eye on the puck. The netminder made 19 saves against the Blue Jackets to improve his record to 9-0-0 for the season.

Daniel Carcillo gets physical in front of the net with defenseman Fedor Tyutin and goaltender Steve Mason of the Blue Jackets.

Andrew Shaw battles to gain control of the puck against the glass.

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Danny Wirtz celebrates with family members, including his father and chairman of the Blackhawks Rocky Wirtz, after Brent Seabrook's overtime score against Columbus.

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Daniel Carcillo and Johnny Oduya congratulate Ray Emery after time expires against the Blue Jackets on Mar. 1, 2013.

Photos by Bill Smith and Chase-Agnello Dean, unless otherwise noted.

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