Chicago Blackhawks extend coach Denis Savard’s contract by one year

Savard took over from the fired Trent Yawney on Nov. 27 and the team won three straight games.

The 36th coach in team history is now under contract through 2007-08.

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Sid Abel, in 1952, is the only other man to win his first three games as the Blackhawks coach.